In Washington, Millennial Lawmakers Are Reaching Across The Aisle06:03

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Nine of the 147 members of the state legislature in Washington are under 34 years old — putting them in the "millennial" generation.

These millennials are bucking some of the recent polling about their generation — that they don't like traditional politics, or identify as either Republican or Democrat (according to the Pew Research Center), or that they don't trust the government (per a recent Harvard study).

These young lawmakers are trying to encourage other millennials to get involved. And they're also finding some generational common ground across party lines.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Austin Jenkins of the Northwest News Network reports.


This segment aired on May 8, 2014.