Guest post by OUSD senior, Barrett Valentine via Great School Voices
The young people of Oakland & beyond inspire & give me hope of a better future because they will be guiding it with wisdom beyond their years & compassion that adults seem to be sorely lacking. Amazing piece about @OakYouthVote and more by @samuel_sgd #oakedu https://twitter.com/TeenVogue/status/1328368504106586112
Expanding the franchise is not the beginning of youth engagement; it's the unlocking of a new tool for a population that has shown time and again that the most impactful work happens at the grassroots level. http://tnvge.co/G8isq7x
Global @16andVote News.
Canadian Teens increasing their Advocacy Across their Country to Lower Voting Ages to 16 👏👏👏.
YEAH from 🌎🌍🌏 @16andVote.
#Canada #16toVote #16andVote #YouthVote #YouthPower @TomSteyer #Vote #Votesat16 #JusticeVolunteers #GlobalYouthJustice #Civic
Listen to 15 year-old OKF Youth Organizer Ixchel Arista reflect on the @OakYouthVote campaign along with student leader Sarah Cheung of the @SFYouthCom & @SF_Rising. They speak on confronting adultism, voter engagement, and the need to expand democracy. https://www.sfpublicpress.org/youth-organizers-mobilizing-for-voting-rights-confront-adultist-attitudes/
Paid for by the Yes on QQ Campaign, sponsored by a coalition of youth, education, labor, and social justice organizations representing students, families, teachers, and community members.