Gen Zers are tired of waiting for their elders to fix things; they are disillusioned with politics today and big government and are stepping in to solve social issues themselves. By becoming political leaders and activists, they are taking charge and disrupting politics with demands for new policies. What has forced Gen Zers to take on the mantle of leadership so young? How does this affect their coming of age? What changes are they seeking and why? This panel will answer these questions and uncover findings from The Harris Poll's new study with Axios, titled “The Z-Ruption Report”. It is the first of its kind peer-to-peer generational survey, in which we asked Gen Zers about their political participation and activism and how they hope to influence government today.
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