A new poll conducted by YouGov released this week reveals seven in 10 millennials would consider voting for a “socialist” in an American election.
“Seventy percent of millennials in a new poll say that they are somewhat or extremely like to vote for a socialist candidate,” reports The Hill. “The YouGov–Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation poll released on Monday also found that 50 percent of millennials, defined as between the ages of 23 and 38, and 51 percent of Generation Z, or those ages 16 to 22, have a somewhat or very unfavorable view of capitalism, an increase of 8 and 6 percentage points, respectively, from last year.”
“Only 44 percent of Generation X, 33 percent of baby boomers and 33 percent of the silent generation said they were somewhat or extremely likely to vote for a socialist candidate,” adds the website.
Read the full report at The Hill.
YOUTH REVOLT! Children Across the USA ‘Walk-Out’ of School to Protest Climate Change
American children joined others across the world Friday in a “global strike” to highlight their concerns over the growing “climate crisis,” claiming the world has just 11 years to reduce carbon emissions or face a planet-wide catastrophe.
“While supporters of all ages are turning out, the day was billed as a walkout by high school students to call on world leaders to step up their efforts against carbon emissions and other environmental issues,” reports USA Today. “In the U.S., New York City’s 1.1 million school students were excused from class to participate in the strike protests. Demonstrators in Washington, D.C., planned a march to Capitol Hill.”
The #ClimateStrike crowd numbers are phenomenal.
Perth & Adelaide at least 10,000 each
Thousands more across regional Australia & Pacific https://t.co/rViiPMOgWR @strikeclimate #schoolstrike4climate pic.twitter.com/VAOKRHq7Zu
— Guardian Australia (@GuardianAus) September 20, 2019
“In Poland, which is heavily reliant on coal, thousands of students turned out to demand more efforts to fight global warning. To mark the day, Poland’s president Andrzej Duda and first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda helped remove trash from a forest,” adds USA Today.
— Twitter Moments UK & Ireland (@UKMoments) September 20, 2019
“School won’t matter in the future if we’re too busy running from extreme weather events,” says Alexandria Villaseñor, one of the organizers of the September 20 climate strike in NYC.
Read ‘Why They Strike' and find a local climate strike: https://t.co/xHZ5OaC5GQ pic.twitter.com/NjVYdLfLYU
— Patagonia (@patagonia) September 16, 2019
“.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent,” posted the school district’s official Twitter account.
.@NYCschools will excuse absences of students participating in the #ClimateStrike on Friday 9/20. Students will need parental consent. Younger students can only leave school with a parent. https://t.co/hcBO1Cnb3m
— NYC Public Schools (@NYCSchools) September 12, 2019
“Youth strike advocates Fridays for Future said more than 2400 events were taking place from Sept. 20 through Sept. 27 to coincide with the UN climate summit on Sept. 23, where Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is due to make an address,” reports Axios.
YOUTH REVOLT: Enrollment in Socialist Party UP 280% on COLLEGE CAMPUSES
New data released by the Young Democratic Socialists of America reveals enrollment on college campuses across the United States is up a staggering 280% since 2016; suggesting the nation’s youth may be lurching left ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
According to the Daily Caller, the YDSA announced the stunning gains on the heels of New York Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprise victory over ten-term incumbent Joe Crowley.
“Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez recently called Democratic Socialist congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez the ‘future of the party.’ Perez’s prediction may be correct as the number of a Democratic Socialist club on college campuses has skyrocketed since 2016,” writes the DC.
“When we originally launched the YDSA fall campus drive, we set the bold target of 100 campuses across the country. Currently, we’ve received over 250 campuses register for the fall drive! This explosion in interest shows that this semester will be the biggest ever for YDSA. We will be able to build a mass movement for democratic socialism and justice at campuses across the country,” said a spokesman for the organization.
Read the full story at the Daily Caller.