It started as an assignment for a freshman-year college journalism class: Make a blog. By the time she was a senior, Julia Porterfield was running an influential site for young conservatives.
The site is Red Millennial, and as she covers the 2016 election, Porterfield says new media and social media especially are “really going to bust the doors open so that people feel more connected with candidates.”
Fusion is profiling 30 women, all 30 or younger, who will change the presidential election—fighting for causes as diverse as their backgrounds, each wielding power in a unique way. You can check out their stories here and talk about them with the hashtag #the30.