I was talking with my coworkers today and the topic of voting came up. I asked if they voted. They all said no, all of them my age. I didn’t want to pry but the general consensus was “I’ll vote in the general but not primaries,” I think people greatly underestimate how apathetic most people are to politics. I agree with you. The thing that bothers me is the same people that are apathetic oftentimes love Bernie and say the DNC is corrupt but don’t vote.
The fact that you even think you can be involved in local politics is a realization of your power, a realization that a lot of young people haven’t yet made! For instance, old people LOVE to nag their elected officials via emails, phone calls, in-person appearances at public events… And of course, their most common complaint is that those elected officials don’t listen to them! You may think that means those old folks feel powerless.
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