I’m not young. I turned 18 in 1988, when no one seemed to care much about politics, probably because everything was so neatly swept under the rug. Most of my friends and family finished college and stepped right into decent entry-level positions. We had a brush with war in the early 1990s, but it didn’t impact us much. We grew up thinking we had worked hard and deserved everything we have… that we should have more.

I’m from Generation X. I’m not even a boomer (my parents are), but to young voters, we’re all boomers.

My daughter, a registered voter…

Maia Appleby

Executive Director of the American Consortium for Equity in Education. https://twitter.com/maialee

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