Younger Voters and Everyone

Banner Photo by Grant Pepper; June 10, 2020, Black Lives Matter, Mt Vernon Square

In this section you can find:
–Young activists activities registering young voters
–Barack Obama and young leaders in politics speak to young voters and the future
–Suggested reading, documentaries, databases

How college activists are trying to win the youth vote remotely
by Isobella Simonetti Sept 1, 2020
College Political Activists Trade Door-Knocking For Apps To Register Voters
Matt Nowling, Senior at Denison University is interviewed, Sept 3, 2020

To Young People From Barack Obama, Aug 19, 2020

“To the young people who led us this summer, telling us we need to be better — in so many ways, you are this country’s dreams fulfilled. Earlier generations had to be persuaded that everyone has equal worth. For you, it’s a given — a conviction. And what I want you to know is that for all its messiness and frustrations, your system of self-government can be harnessed to help you realize those convictions.
You can give our democracy new meaning. You can take it to a better place. You’re the missing ingredient — the ones who will decide whether or not America becomes the country that fully lives up to its creed.” –Former President Barack Obama

DNC Young Democrats: Highlights

WATCH: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s full speech at the 2020 Democratic National Convention

WATCH: 17 “rising stars” of the Democratic Party deliver keynote address with Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, State Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta from Pennsylvania, State Rep. Victoria Neave from Texas, Mayor Randall Woodfin from Alabama, and more.

For more speeches from Democratic National Convention go to

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Books to ground us

Recommendations

If We Can Keep It by Michael Tomasky;

America’s Original Sin by Jim Wallis;

Hate Monger by Jean Guerrero;

Supreme Inequality by Adam Cohen;

Non-Believer Nation by David Niose;

Law Without Future by Jack Jackson;

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander;

Toxic Inequality by Thomas Shapiro;

Billionaire Democracy by George Tyler;

Beyond Outrage by Robert Reich;

Winner Take All Politics by Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson;

The Color of Law by Richard Rothstein;

Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson;

I Can’t Breathe by Matt Taibbi;

Evicted by Mathew Desmond;

Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates;

Dear White America by Tim Wise;

How to be Less Stupid About Race by Crystal Fleming;

The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? by Michael Sandel

The Broken Earth Trilogy by N K Jamison

 

Documentaries and Visions

13th directed by Ava DuVernay; Netflix documentary

Freedom Summer written and directed by Stanley Nelson, Jr; PBS Firelight documentary