This year has been an extremely significant one for all Americans, and especially for young people. After starting the year on a terrible note with the Capitol insurrection, we soon saw a new administration take office and the balance of power in Congress shift, marking a new chapter of legislative possibilities, In Congress, a good portion of the year has been spent considering and revising a core element of President Biden’s agenda, now known as the Build Back Better Act. The landmark legislation has been passed by the House of Representatives and is now being considered by the Senate. This bill would have a significant impact on many of the core issues that matter to younger generations, and would represent a huge legislative accomplishment for the administration and Congress.
To discuss all that happened for young people in 2021 and what our generations want to see happen in 2022, Generation Progress guest hosts Edwith Theogene and Emily Leach are joined by Zeenat Yahya, the deputy policy director at March for Our Lives, and three organizers with the American University chapter of the Sunrise Movement: Sal Cottone, Vincent Vertuccio, and Jamie Minden.