Harvard Votes Challenge Presents: Activating the Youth Vote

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 6:00pm
Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Harvard Votes Challenge

A Conversation with
Jessica Browning
National Co-Chair, College Republican National Committee
David Hogg
Co-Founder, March for Our Lives
Teddy Landis '20
Co-Founder, Harvard Votes Challenge
Student Chair, Harvard Public Opinion Project
Johnathan Rangel
Youth Activist with 99Rootz
Bria Smith
Representative, Milwaukee Youth Council
Senior at Franklin High School, Milwaukee WI
Farah Stockman '96 (Moderator)
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, The New York Times

***Immediately following the Forum, students are welcome to join the Harvard Votes Challenge for Pizza and to Pledge to Vote this November.***


Panelists Jessica Browning, co-chair of the College Republicans National Committee, David Hogg, co-founder of the March For Our Lives movement, Teddy Landis, co-founder of the Harvard Votes Challenge, Johnathan Rangel, youth organizer for 99Rootz/Power California, and Bria Smith, a member of the Milwaukee Youth Council, joined moderator Farah Stockman, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist currently working for the New York Times, for a conversation about getting today’s youth involved in the political process and better familiarizing them with the power of voting. The panelists discussed pre-registering students as voters, a College-wide voter registration initiative called the Harvard Votes Challenge, and increasing voter turnout by emphasizing the power of local politics, as well as nationwide voter drives aimed at registering more high school and college students to vote.