October 26, 2020
Episode 83

Prom at the Polls – Young Voters Taking Charge

Santiago Mayer, Randi Garcia, Jerome Foster, Sophia Shapiro, and Matthew Weinstein are young voters and activists attending colleges across America. They—and their generation—lost so much this year when COVID struck and schools closed. Graduations, summer vacations, and other important rites of passage, like their Proms. And so, they came together to form Prom at the Polls—an incredible initiative designed to bring young voters to the polls in massive numbers. They inspire us, and we’re sure they’ll inspire you, too.

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Sources for audio clips

Intro
Young voters had low turnout in 2018 midterms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4R8CCEFUtMQ
High School Seniors Worry About Missing Out On Prom, Graduation Amid COVID-19 Crisis - CBS Chigago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic9Efxkgvog
Seniors grapple with canceled graduations - WKMG News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0q2AgxXDcg
High School proms being canceled due to COVID-19 - KHON2 News https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3LX3D6kLkg
Making Voting Fun! - Go Vote Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qQ75-6Qx9A
Prom-POLL-Sals explained
What is a Prom-poll-sal? - prom at the polls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DquyYtf4ADM
Propollsalls and celeb endorsements
Station 19 https://twitter.com/i/status/1315694230132740097
Yvette Nicole Brown https://twitter.com/i/status/1308917841580748800
Dennis Gates https://twitter.com/i/status/1316772198489616384
Jake Borelli https://twitter.com/i/status/1315830569071194112
Janie Lee Ortiz https://twitter.com/i/status/1315810731842056192
Mijori https://twitter.com/i/status/1316461153036320768
Outro
Dear young people, "Don't Vote" - NAIL Communications https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0e9guhV35o

Show Credits

Host: Alyssa Milano
Executive Producer: Alyssa Milano
Associate Producer: Ben Jackson
Editing and Sound Production: Natasha Jacobs
Music by: Josh Cooke & Eleisha Eagle