GEN X Demands

The US has just made it through another national election. While the political control of the Senate and House of Representatives has not yet been determined, the names of most the individuals who will be holding office in their upcoming terms are known.

One of these new public servants is quite unexpected. Maxwell Frost is the first member of Generation Z (1997 -2012) and the first Afro-Latino American to be elected to Congress. He represents Florida’s 10th Congressional District, which includes the populous Orlando, Florida area, which is a deep blue (extremely Democratic) area. Frost will be joining a national legislative body which is largely middle-aged and white. He will be sworn in on January 3, 2023.

Frost explains “I started to organize at 15 because I didn’t want to get shot at my school.” Frost knew that gun control was his calling on Dec. 14, 2012 when 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Gun violence continues to be a top issue among most young voters and a deep concern regarding school shootings resonates throughout American households with school-age youngsters.

One year ago The Pew Research Center revealed that almost half (48%) of the American Public sees gun violence as a very big problem. Another 24% of adults say gun violence is a moderately big problem. About three-in-ten say it is either a small problem (22%) or not a problem at all (6%). 80% of Democrats favor creating a federal database to track all gun sales and banning both assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. Most Republicans oppose these two proposals. They push for allowing people to carry concealed guns in more places (72%) and allowing teachers and school officials to carry guns in K-12 schools (66%). This is the extremely rough topography of the gun control ground game.

In Demographic Turning Points for the United States for 2020 to 2060 it is projected that some big changes are set to take place in the USA. By 2030 one in every five Americans is projected to be of retirement age and shortly after that older adults will outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. Beyond 2030 the U.S. population will age considerably, and becomes more racially and ethnically diverse. This is the world in which Generation X will do its work.

National Public Radio just reported “The 25-year-old’s victory marks a pivotal moment for progressive activists who came of voting age over the last decade and found their political voice in response to divisive issues including gun violence.” Following is the social agenda that Maxwell Frost promises to address and sees facing all those who may follow his lead.

Medicare For All
Ending Gun Violence
Pandemic Preparedness
The Climate Crisis
Reimagining Justice
Housing and Transit

Female reproductive rights are not mentioned specifically because Maxwell Frost’s platform was prepared before Roe v. Wade was overturned. With the ACLU he worked as an advocate for abortion rights. Frost’s biography also shows that his life experience enables him to understand life from a female perspective, a factor that cannot be overlooked in the true Gen X outlook.


#70 FRI CAP
1/17/1997
Maxwell Frost

Maxwell Frost was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Capricorn. His INNER SELF is ruled by Venus and Saturn governs his OUTER SELF. These two planets do not travel well together. Venus desires a large measure of comfort and company, while Saturn puts all that nonsense off to the side. Consequently the personal value systems of these folks can be hard to understand.

Those born with the #70 Dayology Signature generally feel a strong sense of identity and a great responsibility toward a specific group and its challenges. These issues were experienced as children in attempting to make their way in the world. This point of view can be narrowly defined and resentful. It can also be determined to prove the worth of a people or point of view.

Frost was the youngest child of a Cuban women with Lebanese descent and a Haitian father. He was adopted as an infant by a special education teacher who migrated to the United States. His adoptive father is a musician from Kansas. He was raised in Florida and was both musically gifted and politically aware from an early age. He reconnected with his birth mother in June 2021.

Frost’s congressional campaign was endorsed by a number of local and national political figures, including Jesse Jackson, former NAACP President Ben Jealous, civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, plus U.S. Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Of course, he has to learn the ropes of becoming a Florida Congressman, but he is setting the pace for others to run.

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