Despite the current generation being a bunch of Twittering, tweeting textperts, when they do get together in person some really good things happen. Witness the following:
The Roosevelt Institution is hosting an event on Friday, April 17, focusing on youth civic engagement. The Youth Vote 2.0 Forum will examine the role young people played in the 2008 election and ways young people are and can stay involved politically and civically. The forum will feature actor and activist Kal Penn, who recently accepted a job as Associate Director in the White House Office of Public Liaison. The panel also will feature Lee Brenner from Myspace, Kim Rogers from Rock The Vote, and University of Iowa student Hannah Joravsky.
Many dubbed the 2008 election the year of the "Youth Vote" because of the increased interest and enthusiasm of young people all across the country. What was felt all around the country started right here in Iowa during the Iowa caucus where 30,000 more young voters caucused in 2008 than in 2004. It is the aim of this forum to examine what happened and discuss what the future might hold. We hope you can join us.
What: Youth Vote 2.0 -- Change Has Just Begun featuring Kal Penn
When: April 17th, 6:30pm
Where: Pappajohn Business Building, Room W151
Who: Kal Penn -- Actor & Activist
Lee Brenner -- Political Director, Myspace
Kim Rogers -- Political Director, Rock The Vote
Hannah Joravsky -- University of Iowa Student