Has American Patriotism Disappeared with Younger Generations?

(RightIsRight.co) – A new activist organization has launched a nationwide campaign to build national pride in Gen-Z and millennials to counter the “leftward shift” that has killed patriotism in younger generations.

Besides seeking to boost patriotism, the group “Our America” has set out to expose political groups and government officials who denigrate the United States.

The organization declares its chief values to be “freedom of expression, respect, dignity, equal opportunity, and patriotism.”

“[There’s] a tiny minority of people who have really big megaphones who try and set the tone for the rest of the nation, and that’s unacceptable,” said Gabriel Nadales, the group’s national director for the Western region.

“Our basis is to become the anti-American watchdog and call out anti-Americanism and say it’s wrong,” he told The Washington Times.

Upon its launch in July, Our America started with a national television ad campaign with a $500,000 budget, which ran ads on Univision, BET, TNT, TBS, and MTV.

Its email list already has 160,000 subscribers. Nearly half of those are black or Hispanic.

Nadales made it clear the activist group would emphasize work among minority communities. He noted its efforts are directed toward Gen-Z and millennials at the grassroots level.

“We don’t want to go to Washington and talk to them and go to their [political] aisles. When you talk to everyday Americans, there is a lot of agreement and what we need to do is give them a voice,” the group’s official argued.

His counterpart, the national director for the eastern region, Barrington Deon Martin II, stated the organizations would work to crack down on “un-American” movements such as “defund the police” and “critical race theory.”

Martin stressed public opinion polls show the overwhelming majority of Americans reject anti-American sentiment.

“There’s a silent majority, and we basically want to convert them from being the silent majority to being loud and proud,” he explained.

A poll commissioned by Our America found that 86% of Americans agree that the United States “is a great country.”

That includes 76% of black Americans, 80% of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and more than 70% of parents under 40.

At the same time, when asked whether there are politicians in the United States who “despise or hate America” and if such sentiment ought to be stopped, 78% of those polled responded positively.

Those included 74% of black Americans, 77% of Hispanic and Latino Americans, and 86% of parents under 40.

The Our America poll included 1,600 voting-age US respondents, with a margin of error of 2.5%.