Rising Voices Program
March 1, 2023
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SHIFTING NARRATIVES & POWER explores the national conversation and the growing influence of emerging leaders across business and politics.
BUSINESS FOR GOOD examines how social impact companies and their engagement of young employees are changing the world.
BUILDING LONG-TERM CHANGE will surface strategies for sustained civic action that creates stronger and more resilient communities.
Shifting Narratives & Power
Business for Good
Building Long Term Change
Thank you for coming to Rising Voices! Thanks to our amazing partners and the team at All In Together, we have put together this list of actions you can take before you walk out the door today. Youth civic engagement is more important than ever, especially when so many young people are disillusioned about getting involved in the political process.
Check out this memo from All In Together’s Director of Research Priya Elangovan on what the numbers tell us about young voters – and how young women will shape politics moving forward.
All In Together’s free grassroots civic engagement programs train underrepresented women to increase their engagement in democracy and civic life. We train women on a wide range of topics from basic civics to policy and advocacy strategy, empowering participants to bring back learning to their own networks and communities. We will be back in Georgia this fall to launch the next version of this program – sign up here for more information or to volunteer!
Our friends at DoSomething have provided three campaigns tied to tonight’s panels that you can engage with. For those of you who are students, completing the action can enter you into a contest for a scholarship!
- Uncensored: Banning books, a potentially unconstitutional practice, eliminates certain perspectives from your literary repertoire, leaving your access to inclusive and representative text hindered. Read a banned book today and share how the book made you appreciate diverse perspectives and how you’ll advocate for including banned titles in your community/school. You’ll enter to earn a $1,000 scholarship.
- Strength Through Service: Join DoSomething’s Strength Through Service program to take action and build healthy and connected communities nationwide. Complete one of the volunteer, social change, or civic action campaigns–like donating clothes or recycling aluminum cans–and enter to earn a $2,000 scholarship.
- Make STEM 100%: In the US, only twenty percent of high school graduates are prepared for college-level coursework in STEM. Help improve STEM readiness by downloading and sharing the Make STEM 100% resource guide and advocating to your school to improve STEM offerings by inclusive diverse and robust STEM curriculum. You’ll enter to earn a $2,000 scholarship.
Contact Your Elected Representatives.
Our co-host Representative Nikema Williams was the lead House of Representatives sponsor for the Youth Voting Rights Act last Congress. This bill will help eliminate barriers for young voters in voter registration and voting in-person, and help end their mail in ballots from being disproportionately thrown out. While the bill has not yet been reintroduced this session, you can still use our tools to contact your members of Congress to share your thoughts on the bill and how you would like them to respond. You can use our template to craft your message to your representative.
Join an Organization.
Our partners at The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum GA have several upcoming campaigns. NAPAWF was founded in 1996 by Asian American and Pacific Islander women who recognized the need for an organization that would amplify their stories and experiences. Since then, their mission has been to build a movement for social, political, and structural change for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls.
Their work focuses on Reproductive Health and Rights, Anti-Asian Harassment and Violence, Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, and Research. Their team writes factsheets, conducts research, and publishes information to help their communities, the public, and elected officials to uplift their experiences and push for change.
For more information about NAPAWF, how to get involved in their local campaign work, or how to join, please contact the Georgia Organizing Manager, Zong Vue at firstname.lastname@example.org