23-year-old CEO on mission to mobilize young voters

Brianna Cea started Generation Vote to stop the youth voter’s oppression and advance youth voting rights in NY state and beyond.
2:16 | 10/20/20

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We're back now with the 23-year-old CEO behind a nonpartisan organization all designed to inspire young people to get involved in the political process working to build a movement. Generation vote is a youth-driven organization committed to advancing youth voting rights in New York and beyond. And also transforming the way young people engage in local politics through our gen vote model of engagement. Growing up, my parents always taught me the importance of serving my community. And I learned at a young age it doesn't always require a uniform to fight for what I believe is right and what my community deserves. Things such as teaching young people that you can write platforms that candidates can run on and talk to your neighbors and their opinions about local politics. This is my first time ever being a poll worker, I like to think that as someone who runs a voting organization I have done everything. But it never really crossed my mind to sign up to be an election worker. And so, this time around, when I saw the need for young people, like myself who are healthy and able to actually sign up to be poll workers and protect our elections this November, I jumped right on it and I signed up to be an election worker in my local community. The hype around the youth vote is real and I believe people are hoping that young people will step up across the country to not only vote in our presidential election but for all of the important races on the ballot across the country. My biggest piece of advice for a young person who wants to make a difference is, do your research and to understand how a local government works in your community and how that local government affects what you care about. So whether it be fighting for climate justice, racial justice, or fighting for gun reform in our communities and our schools, it's important for you to understand how those in office hold power and pass policies that impact our everyday lives.

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