Eighteen x 18 started after basically the personal unrest of the 2016 general election.
So many of my peers including myself couldn't vote.
I was somebody personally escorted my parents to the polls, that's as far as I got.
Eighteen x 18 consists of many things.
It really stemmed from this idea of how do we engage Age in our government systems, how do we make sure that we stay informed?
And then, of course midterms are approaching, we'll be able to start disseminating videos that aren't all from me, but from my peers across the country.
And then one thing that's already been happening that I love is sending in their own questions.
There's so many people that this will be their first year voting and how do we make sure that we disseminate information properly And then also answer those simple questions like if I'm in college where do I go to vote?
Where is my polling place?
What's an absentee ballot?
A lot of times with politics if it doesn't affect you then it seems very theoretical and foreign.
United States politics affects the entire world.
I feel like the best that we can do is just be as informed as possible.
And so when they say, okay, well, why do you even believe that or your opinion is invalid?
Well, here are the facts and this is why I came to this conclusion.
And so what I love about the internet is that not only is it a platform for our voices to be shared but it's a platform to disseminate information.
It's a platform to really understand the stories and the narratives that aren't you.
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I know for a fact that I don't wanna be on Capitol Hill or be a senator but I still wanna be able to Contribute in any way possible, and I think in the non-profit world, and I guess, for a lack of a better term, the professional activist world, there are so many ways to make policy changes, and if anything, there's more of a freedom In doing so, because you're not dealing with certain structures and bureaucracies.
And so that's the realm that I know I want to live in.
I don't know exactly the details of it.
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