The following is a message from Dr. Marc Spencer, Summer Search CEO, featuring a Q&A from two Summer Search participants who are voting for the first time.
The noise and tension around the upcoming election can feel overwhelming, especially in light of the difficult moment we are in. I’m writing this as yet another death has occurred in the Black community — Walter Wallace, Jr. in Philadelphia — by police use of excessive force.
Amidst the global pandemic of COVID-19, the uprisings against police violence, the climate crisis, and an economic crisis, we are facing decisions that will impact us, and the young people we partner with, for years to come.
As I know this community is aware of, voting — for president, for local councilperson, for judges, and every elected position and proposition in between — is the cornerstone of a healthy democracy. It’s a moment where each of us can lift our voices and our power.
At Summer Search, our staff and participants are passionate about achieving racial equity and liberation and strongly believe that everyone has the right to succeed in the path they choose for themselves.
Welcome to another edition of #Snapshot, where we bring you a glimpse of what’s going on at Summer Search.
The eyes of the nation are fixed on Election Day on November 8, which will bring an end of one of the craziest presidential races in history.
As a counter to all of the campaign controversy, we wanted to shine the light on a few of our own, hard-working young Summer Search leaders, who have stepped into the political arena and are looking to make an impact. Continue reading #Snapshot: Getting Political→