A Video About Being Young & Voting

Hey y’all. 

This is really cool. When I was still living in Virginia, I got to take part in a Virgina Young Democrats video about why I’m young, I’m a Democrat and I’m voting. It’s pretty neat. Check out the video, and here is the press release that went with it. Big thanks to Jimmy for letting me be a part of this.


Virginia– November 1, 2012 News Release – As part of their Get Out the Vote (GOTV) efforts, the Virginia Young Democrats (VAYD) has released a video featuring young people from around the Commonwealth discussing key issues and why they are voting next Tuesday.

“Through knocking doors, phone banking, a forthcoming Facebook e-card contest and now this video, VAYD is working hard to elect Democrats,” said Antonio M. Elias, VAYD Executive Vice President.

The video features members of the VAYD leadership, constituency leaders and young Democrats running for elected office including John Taylor Chapman, VAYD-endorsed candidate for Alexandria City Council and Kelly Carmichael Booz, VAYD-endorsed candidate for Alexandria School Board, District B.

“With issues like jobs, education, transportation, the environment, LGTB and women’s rights on the table this year, young people have more at stake in this election than anyone else,” said Hannah Wiegard, VAYD Political Director. “Young people need to make our voices heard.”

The video can be found at one the VAYD website, www.vayd.org or the VAYDFacebook page: http://www.facebook.com/VAYoungDems.

“While the video is a little B-class, that was the point,” said James Lewis, VAYD Communications Director. “If the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns have taught us nothing else, it is that one voice can make a huge impact.”

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