Op-ed: Gen Z is our best hope for peaceful politics, so let’s stop dismissing them

Kevin Singer

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“Young people not only exist to represent the future of the country. We are here to effect change so that our country may have a future,” student activist Connor Kalahiki told the Center for Law and Social Policy.

“This past election, we overwhelmingly voted for Joe Biden, cementing our place as a critical voting bloc,” Kalahiki said. “Despite our efforts, the issues we face are not prioritized. We face high unemployment rates, mental health crises, and injustice environmentally, socially, and economically — the pandemic has only exacerbated this reality. We cannot be ignored anymore.”

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