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Open Forum: Youth involvement is growing

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As children we are told we all can make a difference in the world. Now that my generation is reaching adulthood, we are more driven than ever to make that difference. We are becoming more involved in politics and our voices need to be heard. Youth involvement has always been present, but in the last four years our involvement and voices have progressively gotten louder; we work on campaigns, attend debates, and communicate with our elected officials.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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