Nine of the 147 members of the state legislature in Washington are under 34 years old — putting them in the “millennial” generation.
These millennials are bucking some of the recent polling about their generation — that they don’t like traditional politics, or identify as either Republican or Democrat (according to the Pew Research Center), or that they don’t trust the government (per a recent Harvard study).
These young lawmakers are trying to encourage other millennials to get involved. And they’re also finding some generational common ground across party lines.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins of the Northwest News Network reports.