Young Voter

Snoop Dogg, Ron Conway & Dr. Biko Baker join forces again

Gun Violence is an epidemic, with 20 children admitted to hospitals every day with gunshot wounds. Unload Your 401k has made it their goal to educate the 50 million Americans with 401ks that their money is likely helping to support the gun industry and the NRA, and then to encourage people to remove their money from investments that support the gun industry.

To help put an end to that, entertainment icon Snoop Dogg, Seattle Seahawk Bobby Wagner and tech leader Ron Conway are among those that have joined Unload Your 401k’s #ImUnloading divestment movement – and they hope you and your clients who feel passionate about the issue will socialize the PSA and ultimately, consider the pledge.

Please find the link to the PSA here to post and socialize with the hashtag #ImUnloading, a pledge to the movement. The campaign received national press from over 150 media outlets.

If you personally plan to divest, it’s as easy as asking your HR to invest in socially responsible investment plans.

Join us in spreading the message!

To learn more and find out if you’re company is invested in guns.

Biko Baker Speaks About Breaking Silos at APALA Convention Plenary

Biko Baker,  Executive Director of The League of Young Voters Education, shines light on how we can really change the organizing game. He shares simple action steps to ensure that an organization’s message is viewed by its most important constituents.  Watch his brief 10 minute speech to learn  how the League has been breaking silos across the nation with technology.

No Guns Allowed in Busboys & Poets

Yesterday we had another mass shooting.  It’s getting to the point where these random acts of violence are almost becoming cliche.  And mothers burying their children should never be so common place that we don’t recognize the brutality of mass murder.

This Friday the League will be in DC sharing the stories of the hundreds of peace ambassadors we’ve met since our campaign has started. And having a robust dialogue with community activist and national leaders 

Please Join Us at Busboys & Poets  on 5th and K  at 10 a.m. EST


If you are interested in adding your name to our list if supporters, simply text PEACE to 69866!!


9th Annual Put the Guns Down Festival Takes on Gun Violence in Milwaukee

On Sunday, September 1,, the Wisconsin chapter of the League of Young Voters will hold its annual “Put the Guns Down Festival” at King Park (1531 W Vliet Avenue).

Text RSVP to 69866 for more details.

With 23 shootings in Milwaukee in the first week in August, the League is organizing to decrease gun violence in the city. The event will welcome residents of the city of Milwaukee to attend a day of family-friendly fun with local artists, food, recreation area for kids to play and PEACE.

Put the Guns Down Festival Poster

“We are bringing hope back to our communities while providing free food, school supplies, and an amazing performance and video shoot by Milwaukee’s own Ray Nitti,” executive director, Rob “Biko” Baker said.

In addition to Ray Nitti, Former Bucks cheerleader, Destiny Love will teach attendees choreographed steps to be featured in the remix to Ray Nitti’s hit song “Lights Down Low.”

The day will kick off with a parade at 11:00 a.m., followed by the main festival from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m.. After the main festival, Ray Nitti, will perform and shoot the video for his hit song “Lights Down Low” and the festival will conclude with a dance party.

Text RSVP to 69866 for more details.

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