Millennials have a message for the presidential candidates:
young people are not going to vote for you just because you promise them a free college.
As strains Democratic US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to keep the coalition of voters that twice elected Barack Obama,
the campaign puts the focus back on the appeal to the Millennial Generation.
As a group, those aged 35 years 18 to lean toward Clinton over his Republican rival, Donald Trump,
but the polls show more than a third of them support the third-party candidate,
which would be a big blow to the chances of Clinton, if that is true in November.
In response to Clinton’s campaign and its supporters and to emphasize its proposals on issues seen as appealing to young people,
first and foremost, and higher education.
Former foreign minister and promoted its plan,
built of proposals for pre-election campaign of Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and to make college debt-free.
For those who already have student loans,
she promises to ease the debt burden.
This is certainly music to the ears of young people, but it is not enough to push them to the polls necessarily, says Millennials.
“I do not talk a lot with my friends about student debt,” says Chioma Iheoma, a senior aged 21 years at George Washington University in Washington,
DC “I mean, everyone’s kind of in it’s all free college Bernie Sanders,
and but when we get all the way talking about it to, we know it’s not really sustainable. We’re going to have to pay taxes. We do not want to pay for it. ”
Breana Ross, vice president of Student Association of the United States and said when it comes to the issues,
“there is no actual depth [to] how they are being approached by students in these elections,
” Tuesday during a panel discussion on the activity and vote millennial behavior hosted by George Washington University and co-reason, a leftist group control.
Ross calls organization issues the students at the local and national level, and they spend a lot of time talking with students at universities.
She noticed the two sides are putting the focus on higher education in the outreach efforts that you make, but he said the students wanted to hear much more.
“A lot of these voters really do not care about comprehensive immigration reform. They care about climate justice.
Ross said they cared about the accountability of the police and stripping the campus police.” And I “just do not want to hear,” Oh, I believe in comprehensive immigration reform.
“There is no timetable or method of how they will be addressed.”
Iheoma echoes that point, saying it was not moved by the candidates who offer “ridiculous promises.”
“I want to hear the actual policies that they’re going to take and how they’re going to work with Congress to get these things done,” she says.
Iheoma admits they are more connected to the work of the government than many of her peers,
as it is surrounded in the country’s capital.
But it is very typical of her generation in terms of their deep suspicions that politicians are trying to win her vote in November are going to follow up on their promises.
Find a Harvard University Institute of Politics 2014 study that confidence in US institutions are at historic lows between 18 to people aged 29 years.
The number of young people who think “it seems that the elected officials to be motivated for selfish reasons”
and “political participation and rarely has any tangible results” by 6 percentage points since 2010.
She said a clear majority of young polls “does not appear that elected officials have the same I have priorities. ” And found the Pew Research Center,
also in 2014 that the Millennial Generation and separated themselves from the traditional political parties,
with half describe themselves as independents.
Those sentiments were driven home by a student of George Washington,
who asked panel Tuesday to discuss ways to overcome the cynicism about politics of her generation.
“I think it’s not as easy as Hillary or Trump delivers a speech to police brutality.
She said I think there are a lot of Millennials who do not believe we will see results even if there is a letter.
” “They do not believe in the ballot is the solution.”
This is really what Clinton is up against, which is that Obama did not face the same degree in 2008.
In fact, the economic recession and stagnation unyielding in Washington during the Obama years seems to have deepened the aversion Millennials “traditional policy.
” We grew up with the financial crisis and all dysfunction in politics that we see in the news, “says Iheoma,
and added that it believes that it has made her generation” paranoid about a lot of things,
“and a lack of confidence generally strong institutions.
Sanders was an appeal during the Democratic primaries, most have much to do with his subversive streak,
his rejection of the current political situation more than any particular policy proposal.
Clinton has shown flashes of that in her career, most of them back in the 1990s,
when he first challenged the rules for ladies and forced the international community to confront the oppression of women delivering outstanding speech in China,
one of the worst perpetrators of this injustice, no less.
More than promises on any one issue, Millennials seem hungry for this side of Clinton. Admitted in large-scale system to be broken,
they need to show them that they know how to shake things up if it hopes to win their support.