You read right. Fed up. I had an opportunity to provide opening remarks for the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference. After two years of being told what I felt as a young person in politics-- I used the opportunity to set the record straight.
Passage below pretty much sums it up:
"I don't know about the rest of you, but I am sick and tired of hearing what our generation is and is not. In one moment, we're an inspiration to the Nation, in the next we're a bunch of mindless zombies and before you know it we're back to being those lazy kids who don't have a stake in what takes place in this town every day.
Don't have a stake? Yeah, you tell that to the tens of thousands of young people who are unable to pursue their dreams because we've yet to act on immigration reform. Don't have a stake? You tell that to a generation who is literally watching the Gulf drowning in oil because 'baby they drilled'- don't have a stake? You tell that to the young couple who is being told that who they choose to love, is something that we choose to legislate or to the young person who try to as they may is unable to get a job in this market- don't have a stake? Don't you tell me we don't have a stake- we have a stake in what takes place in this town every day!"