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SO, WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT?
YOU'RE GOING TO SOLVE VOTER APATHY?
Look, the truth is, when this documentary gets released, we're not going to suddenly see 100% voter turnout. But if we do this right, we will see progress. This is more than that though, this is an opportunity to understand why people aren't voting, by learning why their peers are voting and getting involved.
Low voter turnout is a real problem in America, and no problem was ever solved by simply stating it. Real change takes action, and that's what this movie is. It's a chance to change our voter turnout problem. It's a chance to change the future of our country.
It's going to take a long time. A long time. But something needs to be done, and this is where I'm starting.
IS VOTER APATHY REALLY A PROBLEM?
First of all, the fewer people voting there are, the bigger impact those few votes have. Whether you're not voting to "take a stand", or simply because you forgot, all not voting does is give greater power to the people that do actually vote. You're essentially taking a backseat, and allowing others to dictate your future.
Young adults not voting create a culture of voter apathy, which is what we're working to fix. We want to see young adults working to make a difference. Leading the charge for change. Holding office. There's no reason that a generation of highly intelligent young people, raised in a era of constant connection and the ability to have any piece of information we need at our fingertips in seconds, shouldn't want to take an active roll in their future.
IS THIS POLITICAL ?
No, not at all. Yes, it's about politics; but we can't stress this enough - this is a nonpartisan organization. Voting is about passion. About caring for your community, your country, and your future.
It's not about politics, it's about passion.
SO, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TRY AND PUSH YOUR POLITICAL BELIEFS ON ME?
Absolutely not. That's just not what this movie's about. It's not about getting people to vote one way or another, it's just about getting people to vote.
But that doesn't mean, in your own life, you shouldn't be talking about politics and the things you believe in.
One of the best things about America is that if you and I disagree on something, that disagreement’s allowed. It’s encouraged. Nothing in this world was ever made better by blindly agreeing and following.
I believe whole-heartedly in a multi-party system. In arguing your point, and letting others argue theirs, as long as that arguing has a point - and an end.
We shouldn't be afraid to be vocally passionate about what you care about, but also willing to hear the other side - we are stronger when we’re united and, although our beliefs and politics may differ, our core believe in the power of activism and being active is the same.
WHERE DO MY DONATIONS GO?
This is a completely independent organization, and we want it to stay that way - the last thing we need is for someone to feel like their money someone entitles them to push one political agenda or another.
So far, aside from initial fundraising through Bonfire Funds and Indiegogo, this movie and organization have been completely out of pocket.
Your donation helps us create the programming we'll use to help college students get their friends to vote. We're happy to answer any questions you have, in more specific detail. Just hit that "contact" button at the top of the page.