Come meet Brent Whiting and Andrea Whiting, co-founders of Tomorrow We Vote, a Black and Brown-led 501(c)(3) non-partisan, nonprofit, organization focusing on registering young people to vote.
Tomorrow We Vote began in March of 2018 to educate young voters on the seriousness of their obligation to register to vote and then show up to the polls. This educational organization not only embraces and teaches the value of learning civic engagement, but it enlightens new, young voters as to the importance of exercising their right to vote.
The one-hour program Brent and Andrea present is both engaging and educational. The Whitings take pride in their non-partisan presentation, which has become a huge success in high schools and colleges.
Students learn about the responsibility of voting, share their concerns about important issues of the day, and are encouraged to become involved in the voting system. Young voters need to realize their future revolves around the government they choose.
While high school students are a tough audience, Brent and Andrea have worked many hours to employ the most effective tools to learn about civic engagement, along with the right and obligation to vote. Their tenacity has resulted in a welcoming and enjoyable experience for the youngest voting generation.
It is important that high schools begin to implement this program as part of a graduation requirement for seniors. It is troubling that today’s young adults often turn a blind eye to state, national and world events. Today’s teenagers are not expected or encouraged to learn about the electoral system or the impact our government plays in their lives. Tomorrow We Vote hopes to change that.
To learn more about Tomorrow We Vote, visit www.tomorrowwevote.org