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Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics

Generation Citizen: The Power of Youth in Our Politics

by Scott Warren


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"Required reading." —Josh Tickell, author of The Revolution Generation

Since its beginnings in 2009, Generation Citizen has grown to become one of the preeminent civics education organizations in America. Championing the activism of young people now and throughout history—from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter and the Parkland students—Generation Citizen is a bold reminder of the positive power of politics, and an inspiring, actionable guide for anyone ready to fight for democracy.

"Timely and accessible. The rising generation is ready to exercise power—and save our republic." —Eric Liu, CEO of Citizen University and author of You're More Powerful Than You Think

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640091276
Publisher: Catapult
Publication date: 03/05/2019
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1100L (what's this?)

About the Author

SCOTT WARREN is the cofounder and chief executive officer of Generation Citizen. He has been named an Echoing Green Fellow, a Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and a Forbes 30 under 30 for Social Entrepreneurship. He has also been a social entrepreneur in residence at Brown University, and a social entrepreneur in residence at Tufts University. He is currently a democracy fellow at Brown University. Visit

Table of Contents

Part 1: Making the Decision to Live a Political Life

Chapter 1 - A New Politics: Is Democracy a Dirty Word?

Chapter 2 - Democracy is Us: Unpacking “We the People”

Chapter 3 - Generation Citizen

Chapter 4 - A Framework for Change: The Advocacy Hourglass

Part 2: Setting Off on the Journey

Chapter 5 - The (Real) Political Journey: Getting Past the BS

Chapter 6 - Observing Elections in Kenya: My Political Awakening

Chapter 7 - Choosing an Issue: Getting Angry, and Getting Passionate

Chapter 8 - Developing Expertise: Inequality is Not Destiny

Chapter 9 - The Power of Story: Changing Hearts and Minds Through Narrative

Chapter 10 - Travelling Farther Together: Tracing Teams In Lowell

Chapter 11 - Unleashing our Action: Becoming Powerful

Chapter 12 - Stay Strong: Remaining Resilient when the Going Gets Tough

Part 3: Continuing the Journey

Chapter 13 - What Happens When We Don’t Agree?: Working (or Attempting to Work) Through our Differences

Part 4: A New Movement

Chapter 15 - A Global Democratic Movement: Learning from the Rest of the World

Chapter 16 - Elevating Youth Voice in Our Current Moment: Ensuring All Young People Become Powerful

Chapter 15: A Manifesto for a New Democracy: Living our Full Political Lives

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