Stories of Democracy: How to Share Your Story Training – Oct 11

Posted by Common Cause on October 11, 2022

Stories of Democracy is a national media and journalism initiative that provides young people of color with an opportunity to communicate their unique experiences with America’s political system.

We aim to become a megaphone for youth leaders across the country and are looking for writers. Interested?

Young people across the United States, ages 14-25, who have a passion for writing or creating content on the importance of an equitable democracy are eligible to participate.

Stories of Democracy will provide an opportunity for young people to voice their frustrations with and solutions for today’s pressing political and social issues, locally and nationally.

From now through January 2023, selected participants will create media focused on one of four core nonpartisan themes – Voting Rights, Youth Engagement, Social Justice, and Down Ballot Races – while concentrating on their unique relation to democracy. You will be paid a stipend and will have your work published on Common Cause’s digital and social platforms and those of its media partners.

The ultimate goal of this initiative is to give voice to youth power, we hope to open up our public discourse and democracy so that it authentically includes the voices of tomorrow’s leaders.

Want to learn more? Visit our website for more information and to learn how to submit writing. If you’re interested but would like to learn more and receive training on how to tell your story, sign up for one of our upcoming trainings:

  • Tuesday, October 11, 7 PM ET
  • Wednesday, October 19, 1 PM ET
  • Thursday, November 15, 7 Pm ET

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