Self-proclaimed millennial leaders James Goodnow and Ryan Avery want to establish June 19 as a day for Generation Y to dispel the FAKE NEWS being spread about them. They say they simply want to show those of us who have labeled them as "entitled" selfish" lazy" "narcissistic" (and other choice adjectives) that they can be important contributors to society. Their "vision is to make National Millennials Day a day of service--a day when they reach out and help others in their communities.
According to their website, millennialsday.org, organizers say "With National Millennials Day, we want to turn the stereotypes inside--out. To show that we're more GENERATION WE than Generation ME. To transform ideals into actions. To inspire hope for the future. To celebrate the most open-minded, connected, innovative, purpose-driven generation on the planet: Millennials."
Why shouldn't Millennials have their own time to shine? After all, baby boomers have their own Recognition Day, which is celebrated on June 21 annually.
You can help make June 19 National Millennial Day by signing the petition on their website. I'm supplying the link here: National Millennials Day and, yes, I am signing the petition.
Hopefully, the man they call the President knows what a "millennial" is and will truly care about this generation.