- Courtney E. Martin: Millennials are rewriting the rules on what success really means
- Two-thirds of parents do not believe their kids will be "better off" than they are
- Clinton's message may feel fresh, but it still hasn't gotten at the deeper shift that millennial voters are experiencing
Courtney E. Martin is an author, columnist and TED speaker. Portions of this piece are adapted from her new book, "The New Better Off: Reinventing the American Dream," out this month from Seal Press. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)Hillary Clinton is courting the millennial vote this week with a speech at Temple University, an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" and an op-ed addressed directly to the youngest voting Americans at Mic (a publication created by and targeting them). The essence of her message isn't surprising: Vote for me, because I get how diverse and economically deprived many of you are.