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A Politician Called Her ‘Young and Naïve.’ Now She’s Striking Back.

by Dan Levin, New York Times, 7/25/18. See also the video of her encounter with the R candidate for governor along with her guest editorial “Scott Wagner called me ‘young and naive.’ But I’ll be voting in November” at PennLive. See the CCDC calendar for the July 28 “Young and Naive” rally in Downingtown.

Rose Strauss is an environmental science sophomore at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and a climate change activist who said she has been studying environmental issues since she was 12.

In recent days, though, the 18-year-old has been better known as “young and naïve,” as Scott Wagner, a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, called her after she asked him at a July 18 town-hall-style meeting about $200,000 in campaign contributions she said he has received from fossil fuel executives, lobbyists and political action committees.

Videos of the exchange quickly went viral on social media with the hashtag #YoungAndNaive, and this week Teen Vogue published an editorial by Ms. Strauss in which she vowed that “young and naïve” voters like herself would be canvassing across America this summer, promoting the ouster of politicians who they believe aren’t working for their generation.

Ms. Strauss answered a few questions on Wednesday about how she plans to turn this newfound fame into action with Sunrise Movement, an activist group composed of young people concerned about the environment….

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