2004 Declared The Year of the Youth Movement & New Book Articulates Youth Activist Agenda

December 26, 2003 

Millennial Manifesto, a new book about youth activism, student service, and generational politics in America, has just been published by two young activists, Scott Beale and Abeer Abdalla. The product of over five years of research and nearly 1,000 interviews, Millennial Manifesto is the first book written by young people to identify a youth political agenda. The foreword is written by two generational experts, William Strauss and Neil Howe, the New York Times best-selling authors of Generations, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising. Scott and Abeer have declared 2004 to be “The Year of the Youth Movement” as more young people are running for office, volunteering in their communities and getting involved in their schools.

Millennial Manifesto, a new book about youth activism, student service, and generational politics in America, has just been published by two young activists, Scott Beale and Abeer Abdalla. The product of over five years of research and nearly 1,000 interviews, Millennial Manifesto is the first book written by young people to identify a youth political agenda. The foreword is written by two generational experts, William Strauss and Neil Howe, the New York Times best-selling authors of Generations, The Fourth Turning, and Millennials Rising. Scott and Abeer have declared 2004 to be “The Year of the Youth Movement” as more young people are running for office, volunteering in their communities and getting involved in their schools.

According to Scott, “There is an untold story of youth activism in our country that for far too long has been ignored. The dominant perception that youth don’t care about politics couldn’t be more wrong. In 2004 we will see a sharp rise in youth activism.”

Scott Beale and Abeer Abdalla come from opposite ends of the political spectrum. Scott Beale is a Georgetown University graduate who used to work for President Clinton as the Associate Director of Intergovernmental Affairs and was the youngest-ever Core Supervisor to organize election logistics in Bosnia. Abeer Abdalla is an active Republican organizer who worked with Service Vote to help connect volunteerism and politics in the 2000 Election. With the help of hundreds of young people, these two founders of Millennial Politics.com have written the generation’s first-ever political autobiography. More of the author’s bios are available online at millennialpolitics.com.    

Millennial Manifesto has received critical acclaim. According to Hans Riemer, the Washington Director of Rock the Vote, “Millennial Manifesto is an outstanding tool for both students and young professionals who want to get involved and make a difference as well as for older people who want to understand this activist generation.” (For more info on Rock the Vote, see: rockthevote.org)

In Millennial Manifesto, Scott and Abeer detail how young people are trying to lower the voting age to 16, about a 26-year-old woman is going to win a seat in Congress, about how today’s “Campus Kids” are going to be the swing voters in the 2004 Election (according to Harvard University), and about a few college students who are organizing a youth march on the national mall in Washington, DC. From the Presidential Election, to the growth of AmeriCorps, 2004 is going to be “The Year of the Youth Movement” as activism rises and awareness follows. Millennial Manifesto tells this incredible story.

For more information, check out www.millennialpolitics.com. Millennial Manifesto is available now on Amazon.com. Scott Beale is available for questions over the holidays.

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Contact:
Scott Beale (Author)
202-669-4497 (cell)
112 Bent Lane, Newark, DE 19711
scott@scottbeale.com
www.millennialpolitics.com

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