Poll: Millennials, Gen-X’ers of Color Feel Empowered

Education & Criminal Justice are Top Concerns

Poll Conducted March 9 — March 23, 2017

@KParham @parlaythnktnk @voteitloud

LOS ANGELES CA, April 4, 2017 — A new survey by Parlay: An Urban Think Tank on Civic Engagement in partnership with Vote It Loud, lists education and criminal justice as top concerns for Millennials & Gen-X’ers of color. The poll also highlights that the clear majority of respondents feel politically empowered. The national poll of over three hundred respondents was conducted between March 9 — March 23 in conjunction with Parlay Think Tank’s live panel event on March 23rd at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw featuring Parlay’s founder, Kenya Parham, Rapper/Activist David Banner, VH1 & Access Hollywood’s Nina Parker, The Hollywood Reporter journalist & NBC BLK host Jarrett Hill and Shavone Charles, Instagram’s Head of Music & Youth Culture, Shavone Charles.

The data displayed an interesting cross section of diversity: Sixty-seven percent of respondents identify as Democrats while twenty-two percent marked “no affiliation”; Seventy-seven percent self-identify as African American, and seventy-one percent were women.

Nearly seventy-eight percent picked “education” as their top concern with seventy-four percent choosing “criminal justice”.

“Even though ninety-five percent of our respondents believe that they are change agents, the data shows that more than one-third of them are dissatisfied with their current level of engagement, and that’s where Parlay comes in. We are one hundred percent focused on advancing innovative methods of engagement for those Millennials and Generation x’ers who want more options to take action and operationalize the confidence they have.” — Kenya T. Parham, Political Strategist & Founder, Parlay Think Tank

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