But it's not like millennials aren't politically motivated. This is a generation that is civically engaged, demands our country reckon with the ugly parts of its past, and uses hashtags to draw attention to causes and enact actual change. We just don't vote for some reason. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that 58% of millennials in one poll said they don't believe elected officials share their priorities, and 62% believe elected officials are motivated by selfish reasons. Our not voting only exacerbates that feeling, by allowing politicians who don't share our values to take office.