And the court and conservative legislatures have worked steadily to undermine the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, restricting the franchise that the civil rights movement had once worked so powerfully to extend. We pay particular attention to those dates because, at Third Act, we organize the people who helped create that era. The first act of our lives was remarkable; the second, in many cases, was focused more on our individual lives and consumerism than citizenship. Fridays for the Future, the Sunrise Movement, Black Lives Matter – these are remarkable creations of a new generation of organizers. Older people, conventional wisdom holds, become increasingly conservative as we age – presumably we have more to hold on to.
Source: The Guardian July 03, 2022 23:06 UTC