Since 2000, young people have been hitting the polls in increasingly unprecedented numbers. Yes, since 2000. Despite what you may have heard, youth turnout wasn't an unexpected consequence of one election cycle or the byproduct of one person, party or policy.
This year, before a single polling place has opened, the media has already dismissed young people as a legitimate voting cohort; we're seen as unreliable, fickle and emotional.
Well, I think they're wrong. I think we're powerful.
Fundamentally, while members of Congress may have the power to vote for or against legislation -- we have the power to vote for or against every one of them.