Policy and a Pint discusses youth and politics at the Varsity

It’s an ongoing joke that senior citizens are the only people that bother to get out and vote. If that is true, then the Baby Boomers will soon be (if they aren’t already) controlling our country. Yet there’s another pocket of people here in the states as well: The Millennials. Born roughly between the years of 1980 and 1994, this group almost rivals the Boomers in population.

Tomorrow evening, Policy and a Pint will explore just how Millennials affect politics today; what issues concern them, how they affect political discourse and rhetoric, and if they actually, you know, vote. The discussion will be led by The Current’s Steve Seel, and guest speakers will include members from both sides of the political line.

On the left will be Dominick Washington, who is currently the political director for Barack Obama’s Minnesota staff. In past year he has served as communications manager for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota, as well as working for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle as deputy press secretary.

On the right will be authors and Atlantic editors Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam. Together they penned Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream. In it, they call out the conservative party’s many failures, writing a prescriptive book on how a new, young conservative movement can win the working class vote and reinvigorate American politics.

Policy and a Pint is this Tuesday, at the Varsity Theater (1308 Fourth St. SE, Minneapolis). Tickets are $10 with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

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