1,200 Millenials Showed Us How To Make Progress At Generation Progress’ National Summit
Today thousands of millennials and progressive leaders from around the country showed us how progress is made at the Make Progress National Summit. Every year, Generation Progress, the youth-engagement arm of the Center for American Progress, convenes hundreds of youth leaders, student activists, and progressive organizers to tackle the major issues facing young people in the United States.
Today’s 1,200 attendees got to hear speeches from leading public officials, engage with other young leaders in trainings led by top activists, and learn from experts and journalists through panel discussions. The speaker line-up read like a who’s who of progressive champions, from Vice President Joe Biden to Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Leader Pelosi, Senators Warren and Baldwin, and more. The speakers covered a range of pressing issues from criminal justice reform to sexual assault. More about the issues covered can be found in the Generation Progress summer magazine. For highlights from today’s event check out #MakeProgress, which trended nationally on Twitter and Instagram today. Here are a few of our favorite moments:
BOTTOM LINE: Millennials tend to get a bad rap. They are “lazy,” “apathetic,” “spoiled” etc. But the 1,200 millenials that attended Generation Progress’ annual Make Progress Summit today are doing a good job proving all that wrong.
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