San Diego Union-Tribune: Is today’s political engagement a fad or the new reality?

An op-ed on low voter turnout in the Los Angeles election

In the midst of a time of seemingly heightened political engagement across the country, a record low number of citizens turned out to vote in Los Angeles’ local election. Generation Citizen co-founder and CEO Scott Warren reflects in this op-ed, published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

How do we reconcile the fact that millions of Americans called their senators to express opposition to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, while millions of Angelenos stayed home, rather than showing their preference for the type of education system they want in their communities? That 750,000 Angelenos showed up for the Women’s March on Jan. 21, the largest number of protesters in the country, and fewer than 300,000 voted?
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