Hurdles Remain For Millennials Entering State Politics
Hurdles Remain for Millennials Entering State Politics
From March 5 to May 7, proposals on a host of issues like college affordability and healthcare access will be debated among Florida lawmakers in the annual legislative session. But who are the lawmakers making the decisions to shape Florida’s future? More specifically, are millennials, or people the U.S. Census defines as born between 1982 and 2000, proportionately represented in the Florida legislature?
The data suggests: Not really.
Millennials are now America’s largest generation. But a recent survey by Stateline and National Conference of State Legislators found they are vastly underrepresented in state legislatures, including Florida. Given most lawmakers are baby …