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"You run because there is a problem that is so fiercely driving you that you can't imagine doing anything else with your time.”

Amanda Litman, a millennial and the CEO of Run for Something, an organization that supports first-time Democratic candidates, commenting on why so many young candidates are running for office. Three 25-year-olds are running for Congress this cycle, the youngest age eligible for election; all three candidates are members of Gen Z. The average age of leadership in the U.S. House is 55 years old for Republicans and 71 for Democrats. (NPR — July 6, 2022)

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