All millennials are lazy, entitled, selfish brats. Right? WRONG! This week, What’s Good 206 is showcasing local millennials who are paving the way for political change in Washington State. In the midst of a presidential election with levels of drama that rival reality television, our local millennials remind us that change begins in our own backyard. What’s Good 206 Producer Jen Germain talked with three political activists who prove that millennials aren’t just the future leaders of our country, but are already helping to lead it.
Maddie Foutch is the campaign manager for Tina Podlodowski, a Washington Secretary of State candidate and Democrat. Maddie has a background in environmental studies and worked as a field organizer for the Washington Environmental Council, as well as a political organization called Washington Conservation Voters. In Episode two of Game Changers we hear from Maddie about the importance of addressing climate change, why millennials are not voting, and how we, as a generation, can begin to show up for the political issues that matter to us.
Jen Germain is a producer with WG206. Jen is a graduate of the Film and Video Program at (the former) Seattle Central Community College, as well as a graduate of the Communications Program at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, CO. She completed an internship with Filmateria Studios and worked as a videographer with Pixel Dust Weddings before commencing working as a freelance production crew member and producer.
Fun fact: Her favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls, and she binge-watches the entire series at least twice a year.More stories by Jen Germain