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We the Young People Declare:

The American political system is not living up to its highest ideals. Our government is gridlocked and our citizenry is divided across party and cultural lines. Countless issues have arisen in the past decades that Generation Z and Millennials will be forced to contend with. Yet polarization prevents politicians and private actors from acting and the vast majority of Americans have been turned off by how toxic politics has grown. It feels like politics is failing our young people. 

We envision a future that works for every American and leaves no one behind, no matter their race, their gender, their economic status, or their geographic location. This vision for our future will help to mend our social fabric and build a culture that is tolerant, empathetic, and grounded in the highest ideals of our constitution. 

But it does not have to be this way. As the most racially and ethnically diverse generations in American history, Gen Z and Millennials understand the intersections of identity and politics, and the need to find commonalities amid our differences. Millennial and Gen Z leaders are coming together to reclaim partisan issues as generational issues and demand constructive political engagement to address them. Climate change, diminishing economic mobility, and a weakening democracy have all grown more intense within our lifetimes. The proliferation of these problems threatens the prosperity of our generations. We the young people demand that bipartisan attention be paid to them and that solutions be developed.

We envision a future that works for every American and leaves no one behind, no matter their race, their gender, their economic status, or their geographic location. This vision for our future will help to mend our social fabric and build a culture that is tolerant, empathetic, and grounded in the highest ideals of our constitution. 

Young people recognize that climate change, economic mobility, and a weakening democracy are all interconnected. Climate change will have adverse effects on our economy, and addressing climate change now can produce new and sustainable jobs. Underpinning both climate and economy are weakening democratic institutions and a fraying civic fabric. To achieve progress on the challenges facing all Americans, we need a strong democracy defined by a responsive government and an active citizenry.

We the Young People see a future where climate change is mitigated, where everyone has the opportunity to prosper economically, and where our democracy lives up to its fullest potential.

We the Young People demand change to reach a better future because the American ideals have always aspired towards progress, liberty, and opportunity.