A TV show about engaging the next generation of leaders
- There are an estimated 69 million eligible millennial voters ages 18-34 in America. According to exit polls, 24 million voters under age 30 voted in the 2016 election. How do we engage more millennial voters to vote (and run for office) in federal, state, and local elections in 2018 and 2020?
- How are young leaders, inside and outside of politics, creating positive social change in their communities? Who are the future leaders we will be talking about in 2018, 2020, and 2028? How do we support these leaders, their causes and their communities?
- How do we increase productive civic discourse among young people with varying ideas and opinions on critical issues like income inequality, climate change, racial justice, women's rights, universal basic income, student debt, and the future of work and education?
In 2017, I am producing and hosting MILLENNIAL VOTE, a web TV pilot about engaging the next generation of voters, which will interview millennial leaders and influencers (people born in the 1980s and 1990s), inside and outside of politics, about the issues that matter most to them and how they are creating positive social change in their communities. The TV pilot will first appear on YouTube and be pitched to top media networks like Netflix, HBO, Buzzfeed, VICE, and Vimeo.
I’m specifically looking to talk to organizers, activists, local and national political leaders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, changemakers, community builders, journalists, artists, academics, women, people of color, immigrants, minorities, LGBT people, students, parents, and importantly; young people living in all parts of the country, and young people from all political parties and affiliations.
For a detailed list of several of the questions to be explored on MILLENNIAL VOTE, check out this blog post.