"After reading Millennial Manifesto, I am dying to become one of those people who will change the world." -- Samatha E., High School Student from Santa Rosa, CA.
"Focusing on the real concerns, intelligence and activism of Millennials, the authors set the stage for a dramatic youth revolution." -- Sara Jane Boyers, Author, Teen Power Politics
"Millennial Manifesto is a mega mental upgrade for anyone seeking to understand this great generation!" -- Wendy Lesko, Author, Youth! The 26% Solution, and Founder, Youth Activism Project
"Millennial Manifesto is an outstanding tool for students and young professionals who want to get involved and make a difference." -- Hans Riemer, Washington Director, Rock the Vote
"What Scott and Abeer have done, here, is to provide Millennials with a very thought-provoking initial blueprint." -- William Strauss and Neil Howe, Authors of Millennials Rising, Generations and The Fourth Turning
From the Author
Thank you for taking a look at Millennial Manifesto! We have worked hard to make Millennial Manifesto an introduction to our generation. If youre a Millennial (28 or younger), then this book is written for you and it will detail for you some of the activism that exists in our generation as well as some of the activists shaping it. If youre not a Millennial, then this book will introduce you to our world, which is being overlooked by the evening news and the national papers. This book documents our political priorities, profiles young leaders, and provides a roadmap for aspiring activists. We encourage you to check out millennialpolitics.com to learn even more.
Weve researched this book for over five years and received help from hundreds of Millennials. While none of us alone can possibly claim to represent the entire generation, we have tried to briefly present the attitudes and behaviors of our peers. Although just a sampler, this book will give you a good taste of where a majority of youth stands today, and where we are going tomorrow.
Our generation has no excuse not to be engaged and work for social change. We must not sit idly by and listen to the band play on as our nation sinks, unable to overcome partisan rhetoric and a public turned off to our failing democracy. We will not be passive participants in our nations politics; it is time for us to make ourselves be heard!