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"Youth Caught Being Intelligent!" post by Sara Benincasa

Peter Levine's Feb. 19 post led us to Sara Benincasa's Feb. 15 post on Think.MTV.com. She writes about a young man who took a reporter by surprise with his well-informed, rational responses to questions about politics and the policy proposals of candidates for United States president. Sara asks for more stories she can highlight of "wise, erudite youth" from different "political corners."

Whether or not you identify as a youth, and whatever your political leanings, another way to amplify your voice and be a part of making change happen this election cycle is to organize with others off-line. The November 5th Coalition has tips for organizing a house meeting and sample questions for candidates. The all-partisan alliance "invites all Americans to shape a new civic politics that can galvanize the energies of the nation, drawing us from the shopping mall back into the public square....to renew Abraham Lincoln's 'government of the people, by the people, for the people.'"

Comments

Good for him. We need more youth to be able to do that.

democracy = government of the people, by the people, for the people. This all about politics

lol, thats great. They need more programs to get youth involved, historically youth havent been involved in politics so thats what people expect.

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