Photo: County Councilmember Chief of StAFF meets with students after school because they couldn’t miss class to testify at a hearing. So often policymakers talk about how rare it is to hear youth views on specific legislation and how important they hear student perspectives. Hans Reimer, formerly with Rock the Vote and now a Montgomery County CouncilmemberContinue reading Outreach to Youth about Relevant Legislative Proposals
Wendy Lesko knows many fun, feisty, wickedly smart young adult librarians who are great allies with young activists. Her article in the June 2017 issue of VOYA magazine includes lots of advice relevant for adult collaborators.
I had the terrific opportunity to moderate the inaugural Youth Ideas panel with the overarching theme of “Interrupting Injustice” at the International Arts & Ideas Festival. It seems only fair for me to pass along some key points shared by four local activists in New Haven, Connecticut. Click here for brief bios of these inspiringContinue reading Recommended Recruiting Strategies
Most big changes take years–often decades–to gain the necessary support to win over the public and politicians. Since 2005, the San Francisco Youth Commission has been advocating to extend voting rights to those younger than age 18. In May 2017, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors heard dozens of youth testify on a charter amendmentContinue reading Key Arguments for Expanding Voting Rights