Democracy Summer 2020 As the school year came to a close, it’s was clear that students across the country have found themselves in a more precarious state than where we started in the Fall. Facing public health and political crises that will have a large ripple effect for our future, its clear there is so much young people can do to shape the future we are set to inherit. Whether its gathering in public places to call for change, singing petitions, making donations, or providing community service there are so many ways people are making a difference now. And we know that civic participation, and turning out to vote, is one of the key pieces of that puzzle. So this summer we’ve partnered with Rock the Vote and college campuses in California and beyond to run a summer training and internship program to train students on running a peer to peer voter registration drive this Fall. We kicked the summer off with #DemocracySummer2020, a livestream event featuring Rosario Dawson, Katy Perry, the Black Eyed Peas, and youth voices. Thousands of viewers tuned in to hear stories about activism, to be inspired by their peers, and hear performances from top artists all with one message: go vote! From there we worked to hire interns to join our team in California and hired 350 new student interns on to join our summer training program. Elisa Chang from UCLA and the

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