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Do Millennials care about politics?

Lucille Sturdivant, Features

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 In 1976, 18-24-year-olds were eligible to vote but only thirteen percent actually voted, according to the news blog Huffington Post. Even today, millennials don’t care about politics.

“I don’t really care about elections because it’s not like my vote can make a difference,” Sarah Holland, a junior at La Pietra said.

Some teens don’t even know when Election Day is.

“I didn’t even really know there was an election coming up,” Holland said.

In the 2012 presidential election, only 19 percent of 18-29-year-olds voted according to the Huffington Post. The main voters in the U.S. are the older generation, Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers.

Many millennials feel like the government negatively impacts our world today.

“Our world is so messed up and it’s mainly because of our government since they control us,” Nicole Sturdivant, a 15-year-old California student said.

Serena Wong, a 17-year-old Kalani student, has already registered to vote. She says people who complain are hypocrites.

“It’s important to vote,” Wong said. “Actions speak louder than words.”

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