OpinYOUNG is a teen political site that encourages the voices of tomorrow! Come and participate by emailing zzelken@gmail.com. 

Calling the young folks. Is your voice being heard in the 2016 election? Speaking to the ones who are under-heard and and under-aged. What is your view?  This is yours!  As one prominent politician put it, “We have the most tolerant and generous young people we’ve ever had”. Is this true? OpinYOUNG is a place where you can share, have a voice, and listen. I do not know what will come of it, or what it will impact. In other words, I hope this a community where you will feel free  and encouraged to share your thoughts, and appreciate the differences that exist among us. Anyone who wants to share can email me at zzelken@gmail.com. I, in no way, want to discourage any voices.  In fact, I hope you will share this message.  If you support Trump we welcome you. We want your voice. Are you with her? Tell me more… And the supporters of the political revolution, I have a feeling you surely are full of feelings.  OpinYOUNG is in no way limited to just words. Videos, visual art, music, and all forms of creative expression are welcomed!  I acknowledge that we are not one unifying voice, and I want to hear more than just I believe. 

I don’t know why I care so much about this election. I know it is controversial, and at times I have felt inspired, encouraged, disappointed, and furious. It is one thing to read CNN and hear from Rachel Maddow but what I find most alluring is to listen to my peers views, as well. I hope here I find connections, learn to politely disagree, and, of course, voice my opinion as well. Politics is ours and will shape our future for the greater or for the worse. I know this is a small step, but if you’re with me let’s try to use our youth to make a difference.

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