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SXSW 2019

Generation Z Is Poised to Revolutionize Politics

Gen Zers are tired of waiting for their elders to fix things; they are disillusioned with politics today and big government and are stepping in to solve social issues themselves. By becoming political leaders and activists, they are taking charge and disrupting politics with demands for new policies. What has forced Gen Zers to take on the mantle of leadership so young? How does this affect their coming of age? What changes are they seeking and why? This panel will answer these questions and uncover findings from The Harris Poll's new study with Axios, titled “The Z-Ruption Report”. It is the first of its kind peer-to-peer generational survey, in which we asked Gen Zers about their political participation and activism and how they hope to influence government today.

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  1. The session will answer how Generation Z is making an impact in the political arena.
  2. It will reveal the forces that have pushed Generation Z to assume leadership roles so young.
  3. It will uncover the impact of their political ascendance on their coming of age and society at large.



Irene Nwoye, Journalist, The Harris Poll

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Cities, Government & Politics
  • Level: Advanced
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