Northeastern students, including CSSH students Nathan Worob and Chelsea Canedy, served on a panel that offered insight on the issues facing Millennials in the midst of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
As this year’s presidential candidates vie for votes in a tight race for the White House, one group of voters—millennials—could hold the key to victory, argues Boston Globe journalist Evan Horowitz. To capture that voting block though, Democrat Hillary Clinton, Republican Donald J. Trump, and third-party candidates like Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, will need to offer solutions to the specific issues facing this younger generation.
Millennials—a generation generally defined as having been born between 1981 and 2001—comprise a group of people “who did everything that was asked of them and haven’t seen a good economic outcome yet,” Horowitz told the audience at the fourth installment of the Myra Kraft Open Classroom series Wednesday. The semesterlong series, held in West Village F, focuses this semester on examining the U.S. presidential election from many different angles.
Student panelists Nathan Worob, SSH’19, a member of the Northeastern College Democrats; Maureen McInerney, AMD’17, a member of the Northeastern College Republicans; and Chelsea Canedy, SSH’18, a member of Students Against Institutional Discrimination—all millennials themselves—offered context to the issues Horowitz raised. They fielded questions from Vicino as well as the audience.