Millennial Momentum: Turning the Tide of American Politics
SPRING STATE 2017 – We have entered a new age in American politics. With the rise of Trump to the Whitehouse and populist ideologies gaining generally America is about to see a transformation in its halls of power from Washington to beyond. But among the most significant of the many changes rocking our national discourse is the rise of the Millennial Generation as millions of them become voters with their own political and social views distinct from the generations that came before them. Millennials defy the traditional confines of demographic political behavior, even though young, they’re not necessarily to the left. Millennials are well known for their interest in getting involved in social causes and activism but while engaging with their communities conversely comes a lower voter turnout than for any other age group. Millennials then to believe in pursuing change but not necessarily through politics or government, as the 2016 Millennial Impact Report, a survey of 75,000 millennials conducted by the Case Foundation, shows Millennials generally have a distrust of government to do what they see is right but think they themselves are capable of making change. Millennials also defy the traditional labels of American political ideology as they are significantly more likely to describe themselves as moderates or independents than any previous generation while conservative millennials are more libertarian and liberal millennials are more progressive than their older counterparts.
At Spring State 2017 JSAers from across the country will showcase the perspective and passion of the next generation of American voters and civic leaders. With debates ranging from cultural issues to the increasing forces of globalization and automation, our student leaders will discuss both the opportunities and challenges coming with this transformational period in our nation’s history, and they will decide the path they see as the way forward. As the millennial voter only increases in its influence we will undoubtedly see the impact of our county’s youth on the political system. Our leaders will have to answer to the demands of this culturally and politically diverse generation who are demanding and creating change from all directions. At Spring State 2017 JSAers, though civil and informed debate will chart the course for their vision of a future.
|Providence, RI||Apr. 8 - 9, 2017||Northeast Spring State - The Residences Providence|
|Iselin, NJ||Apr. 22 - 23, 2017||Mid-Atlantic Spring State - Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel|
|Schaumburg, IL||Apr. 22 - 23 2017||Midwest Spring State - Hyatt Regency Schaumburg|
|Santa Clara, CA||Apr. 22 - 23, 2017||Norcal Spring State - Santa Clara Marriott|
|Kissimmee, FL||Apr. 22 - 23, 2017||Southeast Spring State - Radisson Resort Orlando-Celebration|
|Irvine, CA||Apr. 22 - 23, 2017||SoCal Spring State - Irvine Marriott|
|Houston, TX||Apr. 22 - 23, 2017||Texas Spring State - JW Marriott Houston|
|Columbus, OH||Apr. 29 - 30, 2017||ORV Spring State - Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square|
|Seattle, WA||Apr. 29 - 30, 2017||PNW Spring State - DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Seattle Airport - Southcenter|
|Phoenix, AZ||Apr. 28-30, 2017||Arizona Spring Congress - Hilton Phoenix Airport|