Most of the kids in the climate justice organization Youth vs. Apocalypse are too young to vote — but they are rallying other youth to make sure people over 18 do. And you can help.
Their new campaign, This is the Time, challenges young people all over the county to get adults in their lives to vote for their future. They’ve created a powerful music video about why, as well as separate forms for youth to pledge to participate and adult allies to pledge to “do everything in my power to leave young people a livable and just society.”
They specify that this means:
- All humans have the right to basic necessities (clean air and water, health sustaining food, adequate and safe housing, free and holistic health care, a free and truthful education, and the right to be who they are and love who they choose).
- All humans are freed from inhumane internment and enslavement.
- All Black Lives Matter and all Black people are given an equitable chance to thrive.
- All humans have equitable access to work that is safe, sustainable, and just for workers, communities, and the planet.
- Indigenous sovereignty and wisdom is respected, valued, and put into practice.
- All elected officials are fully accountable to The People and fight with them for a livable and just society.
On the website, each of these points links to a video where a kid talks about what it means.
There’s also a list of progressive organizations to join, information on how to participate in current election efforts, and an FAQ page that addresses feelings of despair and powerlessness,