The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today
Young people skateboarding in central London.Clem Onojeghuo/Unsplash
In the last election 57 per cent of 18-24 year olds didn’t vote. I’m not sure I blame them.
A generation of young voters are growing up in vulnerable times, facing increasing daily pressures. From the press coverage of the election which I’ve seen, as someone relatively engaged, I haven’t seen much which has given weight to the reality of young people’s situation in 2017.
A plethora of issues face today’s 18-24 year olds: lack of decent, affordable housing, uncertain job prospects and rising debts. They are also looking at a more fragile planet; it’s this generation that will be living with the full impact of climate change.
Cuts to crucial services as well as benefits, and the closure of many youth services are hitting the youngest the hardest. These cuts have been linked to last year’s rise in violent crime across the country.post was originally published on this site