Andrew Ian Dodge writes at The Exception Magazine:
There is a strong urge to attract younger adults into the Tea Party movement. In some states, the Tea Party movement admittedly has a significant gray tinge to it, as it does in Maine. This is, however, not the case in all states.
For example, the Tea Party movement around St. Louis is composed of a healthy dose of young adults. This might have something to do with the local leadership being younger, hip and fairly trendy. Two of their most high-profile activists are a radio host and a music producer (married to each other, Dana & Chris Loesch).
In New York state, there is The Next Generation, which aims to produce the next leaders of the Tea Party movement. Founded last April, it is the first youth "Tea Party" organization in the nation. The Next Generation is a successful organization that could be replicated in other states across the nation.
The Nevada County Tea Party Patriot chapter has a Next Generation Group, with group's chairman on the NCTPP Board of Directors. Fred Quinterno Jr. firstname.lastname@example.org is the NCTPP Next Generation Contact. Fred is available to do outreach to high school and college students, encouraging them to become involved in the Nevada County Tea Party Patriots.
Some of our local lefties portray the Tea Party and just bunch of gray hairs, but the NCTPP welcomes all age groups that believe in fiscal responsibility, limited government, free markets, respect for our Constitution and Bill of Rights, and a government that respects and answers to the people.
See you at the next meeting!