Three steps candidates must take to reach Millennials

Millennials, as of this year, have officially surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest generation in U.S. history. There are now over 75 million Millennials (those born between 1982-2003), which means this new generation makes up a majority of the voter population.

The question becomes – who will win our vote in 2016? There are three things that must be understood if candidates hope to gain my generation's coveted votes.

1. Don’t talk about us – talk to us.

How many times have you heard politicians say we need to reach “young people” or “Millennials?” They often talk about the next generation instead of speaking directly to us. Politicians make a special trip to the “kids table” when they should realize Millennials are now part of the head table. Candidates wouldn’t get far if they said, “Here is a message for Baby Boomers or Generation X.” Or imagine this, “African Americans or Hispanics – I have a message for them.”

Millennials don’t like to be talked about because we want a president who has a universal authentic message, regardless of what generation or ethnicity they are trying to win. Bottom line, stop saying you need to “reach us” and just start actually doing it.

2. We don’t want to know where we have been – we want to know where we are going.

Obama in 2008 shared where he would take America and what it would look like – it would be filled with hope and it would bring about change. In 2012, his vision was about moving “forward.” Hillary adopted a similar message with her campaign slogan’s arrow pointing forward. Reagan in 1984 released his now famous campaign ad saying, “It is morning again in America.”

Millennials do not want to "revert" back to what we had at the time of our founding fathers over 200 years ago. We want to be part of creating and building something new. This is why words like "restoring," "preserving," "returning" - do not reach the next generation. In turn, we don't want to be the generation that gets rid of anything. We don’t want to fix things, stand against things or shrink the size of government because we are more concerned about what comes next and what the vision will be.

The candidate who will engage America’s largest generation must share a vision of what his or her America will look like. Conservatives and the GOP must learn to take the proven solutions from the past (i.e. constitutional principles) and communicate how those will be applied as innovative solutions for today and tomorrow. In order to win our vote, they must tell us what America WILL look like. Who we WILL become. The kind of nation we WILL be.

3. We don’t care about politics, we care about authenticity.

Social media has created a world where we know intimate details about others’ lives. With social media we now see where you went to lunch, what you did this weekend and what your kid dressed up as for Halloween. So when politicians aren’t running their own social media accounts, we can usually tell. This also means we notice when politicians are using their memorized political talking points and when they are authentically speaking from the heart. We’ve connected with Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump for this very reason.

Which candidates will talk to Millennials, communicate their vision for America and do it authentically? Who knows? But the one who does – will win the next generation’s vote.

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Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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