Political Disengagement In Politics

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Political Disengagement: ‘Lazy’ Millenials Are Not to Blame I parked my car in my high school parking lot and took my place in line. It was November 4rd, my first ever Election Day. I waited in line to cast my ballot for our local and state officials. Wonder and excitement filled my mind. I walked through the double doors and into the gym that had been transformed into a series of voting booth stations. After I entered the curtain-enclosed booth and cast my vote, I was surprised by how fast and simple the process was. Once I completed voting, I exited the building proudly donning an “I Voted!” sticker on my shirt for the world to see. I am not a stereotypical millennial. I am politically active. I vote. Today, in an era where the privilege …show more content…
Today, “The average of congressmen in the U.S. House is 57, and in the Senate, 62” (Johnston). A common disconnection in politics originates from the feeling that leaders are not interested in the issues that are important younger generations. Implementing younger politicians into the body of American government may instill a sense of personal identification between millennials and government officials. A political landscape with representatives from Generation X can help introduce the voices and ideas of millennials in policies, therefore increasing millennial interest in …show more content…
A solution to this major issue in the American political system is to allow computers to regulate the drawing of district lines. A software engineer, named Brian Olson, created an algorithm that would “optimally compact equal-population congressional districts in each state…. This ensures that the district boundaries reflect actual neighborhoods and don’t, say, cut an arbitrary line through somebody’s house” (Ingraham). Creating a uniform, unbiased regulation of redrawing districts removes gerrymandering from American election process. The American population is better represented under this form of drawing districts, yet the current winner-take-all system needs further reform to allow American’s to feel their vote

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