Young people across the US aren’t voting — why?

This election, an increasing number of millennials and Gen Zers are tired of the political rat race and want more

The November 3 US presidential election approaches against the backdrop of a year that has upended many of our illusions of safety. The COVID-19 pandemic has left millions of Americans jobless, stricken with the virus, and struggling to share resources the government is failing to provide. Over 220,000 people are dead. May and the following months saw rubber bullets, wooden pellets, pepper spray, and tear gas fly, as local police departments and the National Guard inflicted brutality on protesters all around the country, and world. Cities, like Minneapolis, broke new ground when its city council announced it was disbanding the police force, but even this reform has been met with criticism about its true authenticity.

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