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
Online advertising has earned a bad rap after the 2016 elections. But can the Internet make voting more democratic?Read More Can the Internet be a Force for Good in our Elections?
Many people believe their vote doesn’t count. But numbers from the 2016 presidential election show the exact opposite to be true. Statistic after statistic shows that voters opted out of the election, allowing a small group to determine the future of the country. In fact, millions more eligible voters chose not to vote than actually […]Read More 9 Mind-Blowing US Voting Stats
When we started thinking about and researching the decline in voting rates, we ran into some pretty interesting trends that could meaningfully motivate more people to participate in our democracy: First, people get super energized when events happen (like deportation events, mass shootings) that emotionally resonate with them. But that energy tends to fade over […]Read More Introducing SaysWe, the Social Pledge-to-Vote App
The right to vote is a rare thing in history. Sure, the Athenians had a short-lived democracy in the fifth century B.C. But for most people who have walked this earth, their lives have been ruled by some incarnation of kings, queens, warlords, czars, emperors, despots, tyrants, pharaohs, strongmen, presidents-for-life, and other assorted gangsters. It’s […]Read More Men and Women Fought (and Died) for Your Right to Vote