Why Bother? Voices of a New Generation
If you're a young adult today, you may be struggling to find a job, pay for college, and get child care. But in central Texas, less than a third of you voted in the last presidential election. Like it or not, the government affects your life. So why are so few young people politically engaged?
Join us for a conversation with young Texans — those who are engaged and those who aren't — about the causes of low civic participation and how to boost it. What will you do to amplify your voice?
An interactive dialogue featuring:
Jeanne Goka, Principal, Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders
Paulina Sosa, University of Texas student, ONE Campaign Leader
Darrion Borders, ACC student, Hip hop artist with Project Cipher
Ann Beeson, Senior Fellow, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life
Other young leaders and community members
Why Bother? Engaging Texans in Democracy Today is a news and public dialogue series intended to provoke a conversation among regular people about why Texas has one of the lowest rates of civic participation in the world, and what we can do about it.