Voting Is Vital

The Media Arts Center youth reporters documented Viet Vote’s Candidate Forum and Voting Party. This event served as a means to help the Vietnamese-American community in San Diego County understand candidate positions on community issues and the importance of exercising their right to vote. Watch the short documentary at Media Arts Center.

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Voter’s Choice Act And Its Effect

The California Voter’s Choice Act changed voting in California exponentially during the midterm elections. The California Voter’s Choice Act (VCA) allowed voters to have more options for how, when and where they voted. This program was tested in five counties in California including Sacramento. Napa, Madera, Nevada and San Mateo. Read more at Access Local […]

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Youth Vote

In this episode of the AccessLocal.TV podcast, a group of young people discuss the importance of the youth vote, especially in light of the midterm elections. “It feels like a lot of youth don’t vote because old people look at us and think, ‘They’re too young, they don’t know what they’re doing.’” Read more at […]

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Organizing Tomorrow, Today: the Youth Vote Sets to Change American Politics (Opinion)

In anticipation of the 2018 midterm elections on November 6, organizations across the country galvanized youth voters to show up at the poll booths. In this opinion piece, Seun Babalola explains why the youth vote was so coveted and important. “If there’s anything we’ve learned from the past several months at least when it comes […]

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Closed Mouths Don’t Get Fed

Angel Vargas of Fresno didn’t just vote for herself; she believes that with her right to vote, she has the power to give voice to those who can’t speak up, like undocumented immigrants. “If you wish to change your community for the better, to improve not only your life but the lives of others, or […]

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Boyle Heights Youth Focus on Voting

In October, Boyle Heights Beat hosted a community meeting centered around the importance of youth and Latino voting in the midterm elections. Los Angeles’ Marlén Gamas covered the event and spoke to many of the leaders, community members, and activists that attended. “Our government representatives should do more to invest in young voters and make […]

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