Even in a year like 2019, when there is no presidential or mid-term election, there is plenty of voting going on. There are gubernatorial elections, mayoral elections, and aldermanic elections across the United States. The problem is too few young people between 18 and 29 years old vote in these off-year elections. You can begin […]Read More 10 Great Children’s Books to Teach Your Kids About Voting, Civics, and Democracy
The national mid-term elections may have passed, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be voting in the United States in 2019. There is, for example, a Chicago run-off election for mayor in April. Charlotte, Dallas, and San Francisco also have municipal elections this year. Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi have gubernatorial elections. Plus, the 2020 primary […]Read More 11 Simple Ways to Teach Your Kids About Elections, Democracy, and Making Their Voices Heard
Our mission at Votergy is to strengthen American democracy by getting young voters of all backgrounds to the polls. As we were thinking longer term about how to talk to our young children about voting, we realized that there were no great resources out there. So we wrote one ourselves! Voting With a Porpoise is a […]Read More Voting With a Porpoise Hits the Shelves!
In my last post, I talked about how my generation — the millennials — are looking for positive and inspirational change but we also need far more compassion for those whose views we oppose. Some of the significant disagreements and differences in our country are the interests and viewpoints of young adults in America, the […]Read More Generation “Everyone” part 2
Getting the chance to share my perspective with this audience is something I consider to be an honor and a privilege (thanks Russ!). Welcome to the mind of a 23-year-old young man of color raised by a family built with the energy of God. I’ll start with a little background. I was born in Medford, Oregon […]Read More Perspective of A Young Man in the States