Millennials and Political Engagement

Gen Y Politically Engaged? #GiveMeABreak

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg We've mistaken being politically opinionated for being politically engaged. We simply give off the appearance of being so, by "sharing" and "publishing" articles from the New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy -- look at me, this is what I read! Aren't I an intellectual treat? An opinion doesn't mean a thing -- but a vote does. The sooner that we stop pretending that 140-character messages makes us politically engaged the better off our generation will be.