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Topic: young people

Panelists discussed the importance of youth running and working on political campaigns in order to advocate for their political views.

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Young R.I. politicians urge youth to vote in 2020

October 23, 2019 0 comments

As the leaves turn and the 2020 election season looms, progressive groups in Rhode Island are focused on mobilizing a massive voting bloc with notoriously low turnout: young people.

Youth from environmental activist group the Sunrise Movement lined the hallways of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office in Washington, D.C. to protest McConnell’s call to force a vote on the Green New Deal in the Senate.

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Environmental activists stage sit-in on Capitol Hill

February 27, 2019 Comments are Disabled

Over 200 young people from Sunrise Movement, including 11 University students, swarmed the hallways outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Capitol Hill office Monday, protesting his plan to bring the Green New Deal to a Senate vote and his acceptance of money from fossil fuel companies.