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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 12:55 AM

How are millennials coping with a Trump presidency? They're running for public office.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. The day after Donald Trump won the presidential election, Ravi Gupta faced a barrage of painful questions from students at the charter school he'd founded.

Would people come to the school to deport them? Could the Jim Crow laws return? Might LGBTQ kids be forced into conversion therapy to "cure" them?

"It broke my heart," Gupta, 33, told a sea of hundreds in a windowless room at the Music City Center.

"I left that room, went into a classroom and just started crying," he said. "I didn't have any answers."

That anguish gave rise to what became the Arena Summit, a weekend conference of mainly young people looking to get into politics either for themselves or to support fresh-faced candidates in the coming age of Trump. . .

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley boosted morale with an inspirational call to action ("This is your time", and breakout sessions drilled down on more practical aims ("Building a public narrative" and "Making an impact while holding a day job," for example).'>>>


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Reply How are millennials coping with a Trump presidency? They're running for public office. (Original post)
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LenaBaby61 Dec 2016 #1

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Sat Dec 17, 2016, 02:27 AM

1. I sincerely HOPE ...

That if millennials do run for office in large numbers, that their campaigns aren't cyber-hacked and their thuglican opponent don't end up winning, because if the russians can cyber-attack/interfere in Hillary's and other Dems campaigns, then they can of course be "invited" again by their puppet boy tRump to wreak havoc on Dems running in off-year elections and of course in another GE in 2020 as well.

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