Joelle Gamble, 24, and Taylor Jo Isenberg, 27, know how to engage young people in policy-making politics. Spoiler alert: it’s not with Instagram filters or funny emojis. Gamble and Isenberg work for the progressive Roosevelt Institute and they say the key to engaging young people is letting them take the lead and telling them they don’t have to wait their turn to get involved.
“Politics and policy is one of the last entities that still tells young people to wait their turn to get involved. Everybody else has figured out how to harness them,” says Isenberg. “That’s what we’re about. We’re about introducing a new kind of politics and a new way of thinking about what it means to be a citizen and involved in your political system.”