We want to make engaging in civic duty more accessible, by engaging in conversations with you, the youngest and soon-to-be voters, about how civic issues directly impact your lives. We want to hear you, and help you learn how to turn your concerns into civic action. We want to help you get registered, and incentivize you to vote by connecting you with other young people, some who share your concerns, and some who can teach you about experiences that are different from your own.
Living in this country is an exercise in compromise among all citizens. When we talk about what really matters to us, we begin to see ourselves in each other, to understand each other, and feel a need to support each other. We need to be having these conversations with one another, instead of allowing political parties and entertainment news networks to tell us what side we’re on or how to feel about people who don’t see things exactly as we do. What if instead, there were no clear cut sides? What if we could create a political system where many parties could participate on an equal playing field? What is I told you, we can, and it wouldn’t be that hard? We can do this, by concentrating on the issues. Looking at facts and statistics to help us find solutions to our problems, and then seeking representatives who support those solutions, regardless of party. We do this, by voting for what matters.
“Since we made it, we can change it. Nothing we have created as human beings can’t be changed.” – Dr. Sang Chi