Category Archives: Political activists

James Kotecki

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/08/ypwr_jameskotecki.jpg caption=”James Kotecki, 23, hosts KoteckiTV for Politico.com.”] He went to school to study international relations, but James Kotecki is an expert in something totally different: YouTube. From his Georgetown University dorm room, Kotecki started a politically-focused videoblog … Continue reading

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Noah Gray

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/11/08/ypwr_noahgray.jpg caption=”Noah Gray, 16, is the founder of Virgin Voting.”] You know what they say: You never forget your first time. Voting, that is.  Noah Gray can’t vote because he¹s only 16, but he founded Virgin Voting to … Continue reading

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Amanda Bass

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/20/ypwr_amandabass.jpg caption=”Amanda Bass, 20, is regional field director for Georgia Campaign for Change.”] Amanda Bass tries to inspire young people to get involved in politics, paraphrasing something photographer Gordon Parks said about using a camera: “You have to … Continue reading

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Harout Samra

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/12/1ypwr_haroutsamrav1.jpg caption=”Harout Samra, 25, is chairman of the Florida College Republicans.”] Harout Samra considers himself the embodiment of the American dream. With parents who immigrated from Lebanon, Harout says he grew up with everything his parents didn’t. Now … Continue reading

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Charlie Smith

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/31/charlie.memphis.art.jpg caption=”Charlie Smith, 24, is president of the College Republican National Committee.”] Twenty-four-year-old Charlie Smith will speak at the GOP’s national convention alongside some of the most powerful Republican leaders in the United States. As of a week … Continue reading

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Lauren Wolfe

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/08/25/ypwr_politics.art_lauren.wolfe2.jpg caption=”Lauren Wolfe is president of the College Democrats of America.”] To a lot of law school students, the Democratic National Convention is something to tune into in between study sessions. But Lauren Wolfe will be front and … Continue reading

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Generation Engage

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/04/29/spike-lee.jpg caption=”Director Spike Lee speaks to Generation Engage members during a Get Engaged Forum.”]How do you mobilize young people this election season? We hear it over and over again: “The apathy!” “The sloth!” “The lack of civic engagement!” … Continue reading

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Students for Saving Social Security

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/03/16/art.students.02.jpg caption=”The members of S4 hope to educate college students about Social Security.”] So maybe it’s not the sexiest issue on the campaign trail. But if it’s up to the founders of Students for Saving Social Security, it will … Continue reading

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Jason Rae

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/16/art.rae.jpg caption=”The 2008 presidential election is the first that superdelegate Jason Rae will be able to vote in.”] Not too many kids tell their parents who to vote for when they are 5 years old or ask their fourth-grade … Continue reading

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Alexander Heffner

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/02/01/art.heffner.jpg caption=”Alexander Heffner also hosts a radio show, broadcasting from Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.”] This year, 44 million Americans ages 18 to 29 will be eligible to vote. The youth vote will account for about a quarter of … Continue reading

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