Ja'Neese Jefferson column: Young people can't afford to stay on the political sidelines

Richmond Times-Dispatch, Ja'Neese Jefferson:


My experience as an intern with the VLBC and as a CVP fellow have shown me more clearly than ever the importance of having the voices of Black people, including Black youth, in the halls of power.

After college I plan to become an attorney and continue my work to advance racial justice in the legal system, but the responsibility to end racist oppression in our communities falls on all of us.


Politics impacts our lives whether we are paying attention or not. If we want to make a change, no one else is going to do it for us. I urge students like myself to get involved with civic engagement efforts on their college campuses and in their communities — our future depends on it.


Read the full article by Ja'Neese HERE.

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