Team Co-Authors OpEd on Politicians and Retirement
Tatishe Nteta, Jesse Rhodes, and graduate student Adam Eichen, political science and UMass Poll, recently wrote an opinion piece for Newsweek. "Politicians Should Know When to Retire" featured UMass Poll results indicating that strong majorities of Americans across partisan, class, generational, and racial divides support a Constitutional amendment to establish an age limit for holding federal office.
"The issue arises because our national leadership is aging significantly, Congress is older than it has ever been. The median senator is 65 years old, and nearly three of four senators are members of the Silent (born between 1928-1945) or Baby Boomer (born between 1946-1964) generations. Meanwhile, at 80 years old, President Joe Biden is the oldest person ever elected president of the United States," writes the authors.