Book Argues When It Comes To Politics, Millennials Are 'The Ones We've Been Waiting For'

Feb 25, 2020

Yes, current polls suggest that this year's presidential election could come down to two septuagenarians in Republican President Donald J. Trump and independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, who currently leads the race for the Democratic nomination.

But millennials, born in the early 1980s through the late 1990s, are seeing their power increase. 

Some of the elected millennials are gaining national-level profiles like former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik.

Their rise and their stories are part of a new book by TIME magazine national correspondent Charlotte Alter, The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America.

Alter joined Cincinnati Edition to talk about the book and the millennials on the rise.

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