Stories From Beyond the Ballot: Listen

Editor’s Note: After a busy summer of events and storytelling, YouthWire reporters have a lot to say when it comes to addressing civic engagement, community resilience, youth empowerment, and people power in their communities. YouthWire’s new series, Stories From Beyond the Ballot, will highlight stories from Merced, South Fresno, Eastern Coachella Valley, Long Beach, and South Kern leading up to the election. These stories capture the importance of civic engagement and shed light on the way that young people are politically active in their communities.

This first piece was featured in our most recent statewide publication “Calafia: Unraveling Stigmas”. The Calafia Editorial Board collected youth input from across the state on pressing issues. Check out what young people across the state have to say about being included in the political process.

Graphic by Kody Stoebig.