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Enhancing participation in the political process

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Summary:

  • Perception
    • Government is made up of established elites
    • Politics is too competitive
    • Lack of Inclusivity or welcoming/outreach to young
    • A different generation - youth don’t feel included or like their voices are heard and therefore don’t feel connected
  • Solutions:
    • We need more politicians that are not career politicians from diverse backgrounds
    • Better K-12 education, on government
    • Parties need to make candidacy more accessible
    • Create youth levels of government to match
    • Change the voting age to 16
    • Mandatory voting
    • Improve high school education on politics

 

Issue:

  • Youth think politics is a joke full of the old white men that don’t listen
  • Perception
    • Government is made up of established elites
    • Politics is competitive so “ I shouldn’t get involved.”
    • Lack of Inclusivity or Welcoming/outreach to young
    • A different generation - youth don’t feel included or like their voices are heard and therefore don’t feel connected
    • For older, more experienced people

Solutions:

  • We need more politicians that are not career politicians from diverse backgrounds
    • Minorities
    • Women
    • LGBTQ+
    • BIPOC etc.
    • Young People
    • Real People
  • Better K-12 education, on government
  • Seeing yourself represented as a candidate
    • Parties need to make candidacy more accessible
  • Create youth levels of government to match
  • Giving youth more voice
    • 16 voting age
    • Mandatory voting
  • Not properly taught in school
    • Seen as boring
    • “Term limits”
    • Candidate selection
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