by Erica Rupp, guest blogger
just featured a fascinating article that confirms what I have observed on my own: Young adults are the least politically aware, with those ages 18 to 29 much less likely to correctly answer questions about everything from the current unemployment rate to the name of the current secretary of state. Even with a presidential election coming up this year, many young adults are choosing to opt out of the political process and discourse for many reasons, including distrust and disgust of politicians and the political process, apathy, and complex, polarizing issues.
It has said before that “government belongs to those who show up.” Here are some ways Relevant
suggests you can “show up” beyond just voting in the upcoming presidential election (as well as your local elections):
- Make time to educate yourself.
- Read up on the issues through the lens of your faith.
- Get news from a variety of sources—not just ones you agree with.
- Don’t shy away from political discussion.
- Keep up with the candidates.
- Give yourself room to grow and change your mind.