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Young Voters Trying to Make a Difference at the Local Level
The best place to live is either a liberal town in a conservative state, or a conservative town in a liberal state. You get the best of both worlds in terms of policy, and the feeling of being an outcast gives you plenty of material for your Tumblr account (if you’re a liberal) or your gun range target (if you’re a conservative). On that note, the New York Times has a new feature on young people who are attempting to change the long-engrained mindset of their state. It focuses on Missoula, an up-and-coming, liberally-minded city located in the middle of Montana, a very conservative state. The article shows how active and engaged young people can be, despite the baby boomers’ attempts to paint millenials as entitled and apathetic.
By Tom Z
February 14, 2013