Millennials in Politics

, Pennsylvania
February 10, 2016 12:42pm CST
Our millennial population is becoming politically active and supporting Bernie Sanders. In Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania, we actually have a young millennial, Beth Gilbert, who is emerging as a political superstar and she is one of the youngest ever to be elect to city council. She campaigned on a traditional platform that included a crack down on blighted properties, open communications with all residents, a balance between the downtown and the neighborhoods, and stressed her love for the community. I will continue to report on her career, and I would like to know what aspects of this story interest you.
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@Corbin5 (113290)
• United States
11 Feb 16
Our millennial, age 31, grew up with a dad who was Regional Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor. His dad held that position for 35 years. We do not have a typical millennial since he learned the good and the bad regarding the government of the USA. Our son is as far from Bernie Sanders, and Hillary too, as a millennial can get. Guess ya gotta know someone who has been in the thick of it, someone you trust, and make a decision.
• , Pennsylvania
17 Feb 16
Thanks for the e-mail. It is encouraging that to know that your millennial is thinking through the issues. I hope he votes in the next election, and it would be interesting to know who he votes for.
@MALUSE (42686)
• Germany
10 Feb 16
It's advisable to always mention to which party a candidate belongs. MyLot is a global site. You can't assume that all members have intimate knowledge of US politics.
• , Pennsylvania
17 Feb 16
Thanks so much for the e-mail, and you are exactly right. Beth Gilbert is a Democrat. Thank you so much for taking an interest in our young people.