Ok, WE are Standing Up! Now What? (part 2)

Updated: Oct 31, 2018

Jason Douglas Lewis (LAStandardNewspaper.com) shooting photos of Jamin & Gino at George Washington Prep HS for a feature article in the Los Angeles Standard Newspaper.

In my last post I encouraged you to stand up.

To stand up and make your voices and votes heard.

To stand up for the freedoms and beliefs you hold near and dear.

Next I encourage you to take collective action!

.... but first, let's gain an understanding of exactly who this collective "WE" are...

The United States of America is our home. To many of us who were born here it is the only home we have ever known. For some it is an adopted home, but still a beautiful and cherished home. I am thankful to live here, thankful to raise a child here, but I recognize with all it's beauty, America is far from perfect.

We have a much storied history that for the sake of brevity I will not dive into, let's just say we are still very much a work in progress. Now this is usually the part of the BLOG where I would talk about how much class and ethnic identity play a role in our politics and divisions, but today we will focus on "AGE."

Much of the work that we have left to accomplish will be done so by the segments of our population most often defined as Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z.

These three segments in terms of raw numbers total over 220 million Americans and growing. As you can imagine there are some vast differences in opinion, lifestyle, beliefs, and voting patterns within this large block.

Before we agree on a set strategy and courses of action, let's examine who "WE" are...

This chart is a bit old but in terms of data very detailed: