Congress receives its first representative from ‘Generation Z’ – NRK Urix – Foreign News & Documentaries

Maxwell Frost i en blå t-skjorte med navnet sitt på går i gatene i Florida.

– My name is Maxwell Alejandro Frost, and I will be the first in Generation Z At the USA Congress, Frost (25) told a jubilant audience in Orlando Florida Wednesday night Norwegian time.

He belongs to the generation that grew up in the 1990s and 2000s, and is now an addition to the left wing of the Democratic Party.

Frost grew up with a fear of school shootings and is preoccupied with gun laws and climate policy. This was also a major topic during his campaign, along with abortion rights and the expansion of the health care system.

old democracies

Frost will be featured on the floor of the United States Congress, whose average age is 58 years NBC News.

In the last twenty years, the National Assembly in the USA has advanced in age. The number of congressmen over 70 has increased, type from the inside.

In 2002, 8 percent of members were over 70, and in 2022 the number rose to 23 percent.

House of Representatives Leader Nancy Pelosi, for example, is 82 years old.

Nancy Pelosi is ready for a new term in Congress. Here she is at a press conference at the end of September.


To be a member of Congress in the United States, you must be at least 25 years old. In the Senate, one must have reached the age of 30, and preferably 35 years old to be president.

But there is no upper age limit in the country, type Washington Post. South Carolina Senator Storm Thurmond was allowed to serve until he was 100 years old. In 2003, he decided to retire after 48 years in the Senate. Six months later he died, writing the newspaper.

In 1986, Congress eliminated the pension limit in most occupations, except for the military, in the police, for pilots and air traffic controllers.

Here, Senator Storm Thurmond celebrated his 100th birthday at the White House with, among others, President George W. Bush in 2003.

Here, Senator Storm Thurmon celebrated his 100th birthday at the White House with, among others, former President George W. Bush in 2003.


Start participating as a 15 year old

Even as 15-year-old Frost showed that combating gun violence was his calling in life.

was then Killed 20 children and six adults In the school shooting at Sandy Hook Children’s School in Connecticut in 2012, Frost was preoccupied with gun laws.

I started getting involved when I was 15 because I didn’t want to be bullied at school.

The Young Democrat also served as national organizing director for March For Our Lives. It is a student organization that works to tighten gun laws.

Maxwell Frost on stage during the campaign for the 2022 US midterm elections.

Maxwell Frost says he started politics after a series of school shootings in the United States.

Photo: Lynne Sladky/AP

– Frost said after the victory that people yearn for bold leaders who believe in the bold changes we need.

NBC News I write that Frost was a favorite in the blue constituency of Orlando, Florida.

He defeated 72-year-old Republican opponent Calvin Wembish. Nearly all of the state’s votes have been counted and Frost has 58 percent of them, while Wembish has 39 percent.

Many young people registered to vote

And it was the 20-year-old Republican Caroline Levitt, who was most likely to get a seat in Congress (25).

from the inside Write that Levitt served, among other things, as a speechwriter and assistant communications advisor to Donald Trump when he was president.

In the midterm elections, she challenged Democrat Chris Peppas in the first New Hampshire constituency. Not out this time, Peppa water.

Carolyn Levitt on her way to the stage after losing a congressional seat for the New Hampshire constituency.

Republican Caroline Levitt is on her way to the podium to speak to voters after losing to Bibas.

Photo: Mary Schwalm/AP

“This is not the result we wanted,” Levitt said, thanking everyone who voted for it.

Although there are not many young Americans in power, the number of young voters has grown.

Far more Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 were registered to vote in this by-election than four years ago. This is shown by a survey from CircleResearch Center for Information, Society and Political Participation.

In Michigan’s important swing state, the increase was as high as 38 percent and 18 percent in Nevada.

Frost’s victory boosts the representation of young voices in politics in the United States.

“We made history for the people of Florida, Generation Z and everyone who believes we deserve a better future,” he said, according to the report. BBC.

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