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News21 reporters Kelly Brooks and Jeanette Der Bedrosian asked young adults at two Washington events this summer -- the National Conservative Student Conference and the 80 Million Strong for Young American Jobs Coalition summit -- what issues were most important to them. Those interviewed were from across the country and the political spectrum.
"It seems that education's actually a privilege. Instead, it should be a right."
Ebony Pardo, 24
|"I don't know that there's anything that isn't related to the economy."
Cheryl Friedman, 21
|"Youth need to be more mobilized."
|"Reformatting of government spending."
Matthew Carroll, 19
|"LGBT rights, civil rights for African-Americans, immigrants..."
Kristina Wilson, 19
|"Fighting back socialism."
Matt Donatelli, 20
|"The economy is a huge issue, and especially economic inequality."
Joe Shure, 21
|"Creating job opportunities through education."
William Holmes, 29