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You voted. Now what? Kristina Rizga of WireTap writes:
Many progressives hope that the elation and idealism that Barack Obama's campaign helped inspire will turn into a lifetime of community service. [...] And while the president and Congress deliberate policy and allocate funding, the direction of their work will depend, in part, on the continued grassroots activism of young people.
Her article focuses on opportunities for young people interested in three approaches:
- Become a community organizer
- Join the national service: The Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, YouthBuild or Teach for America
- Become a politician
This summary of the political landscape for young people includes YP4, the Young Elected Officials Network and several of our partner organizations. Read the full article.