Professor says young voters aren’t paying much attention to issues

No-show millennials: An engaged generation that doesn’t show up at the voting booth

Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss asks why  millennials tend to be interested in talking and tweeting about the big picture, but they don’t get involved in what’s happening on the next block. Katy Harriger, a political science professor at Wake Forest who studies millennials and voting, says young voters “will challenge something as big as the whole capitalist system and do the international stuff that they’re concerned about.” But locally, “they’re just not paying that much attention to what the issues are.”

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