Changing of the Guard? Millennials and U.S. Politics
Rutgers University political science professor Shames will discuss her recent book, Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters. She addresses the reasons young people often avoid participating in the political process and avoid running for office. She argues that the costs of running for political office appear to be high, at the same time the rewards seem low. She will explore a new trend that has emerged since the 2018 elections which could represent an influx of young people into politics and elective office.