America’s youth are “Feeling the Bern”

Mar 1, 2016 | Commentary, Politics

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America’s youth are actually excited by the prospect of another old white man becoming the next President of the United States.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]A recent national survey by Luntz Global of 1,000 millennials–or the “Snapchat Generation”–revealed that if the Presidential election were held today, nearly half of them would vote for Bernie Sanders.

America’s youth are “Feeling the Bern” for a Variety of reasons: some are looking forward to free college tuition; some appreciate his plan to overhaul the criminal justice system; and others see him as a champion for poor and working class Americans.

It is no surprise that Sanders is so popular among millennials. The Snapchat Generation survey revealed that America’s youth are more willing to embrace socialism than previous generations. But Bernie has also been proactive in reaching out to young people on a variety of platforms more than any other Presidential candidate this cycle.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

From his 6-part interview with Atlanta based rapper Killer Mike…

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to a radio interview with the popular New York based morning talk show The Breakfast Club…

[/vc_column_text][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/xfjBAm6Onas”][vc_column_text css_animation=””]Sanders is constantly engaging young people on their turf discussing issues they are passionate about.

Even if Bernie Sanders doesn’t become our next President, his campaign has captured the imagination of America’s youth, and in another 4-8 years it may not seem like a long shot for a Democratic Socialist to win the White House.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_column_text css_animation=””]

Feature photo courtesy Bernie Sanders for President.

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