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ORIGINAL SOURCE: Steve McNair’s Sons | What’s Lost in the Grizzly Details
As noted in my previous blog, I am currently working with my mom at a high-volume precinct in San Francisco. Before 6:45am, we already had more than 20 people lined up outside the precinct office. We've got voters filling out ballots in the hallway, and overflow in the school cafeteria.
The 2008 Young People For Summit was a fantastic experience for all of us. We took away from it, if nothing else, an extensive networking base and real inspiration which will compel many if not all of us to do something active in our communities. We will channel our activism into the progressive movement which we have come to appreciate and love.
A national summit of the next generation of progressive leaders, a coalition of dedicated individuals with passionate causes, a gathering of some of the greatest minds that the world will ever have the privilege meet. Some of us care about LBGT rights, some women's rights, some human rights, some the right to health, and a variety of other issues under the sun. We are all different, yet defined in the same manner: Progressive!
This summit has been, for me, a great way to meet many other inspiring students working on the real issues and doing their work in incredible ways. The summit has made me rethink my position in this great world system and re-evaluate my course of action.
I stand for progress and the following thoughts are compiled from the last few days.