Even if you don’t know her name, you’ve seen her expressions on a number of memes.
Maxine Waters is the California Congresswoman who has gained newfound popularity for her unfiltered candor in how she feels about Donald Trump and the decisions he’s making as president.
By simply being one of the major voices of opposition, she’s giving politics the appeal of some sort of reality show. Her tell it like it is attitude and her willingness to publicly speak out against Trump on twitter, on TV shows, and in press conferences has gotten young people’s attention.
Because of Maxine, more millennials are paying attention and showing more of an interest in politics, and she couldn’t be more happy.
Even if young people are sitting on the edge of their seats wondering what she’ll say or tweet next, or researching the source of one of her many memes, I still feel hopeful that because of her voice, more young people are both directly and indirectly making it their business to be aware of what’s going on in government.
Check out the video of Auntie Maxine, which is what people on social media have started to call her, speaking on her new found fame.