Henry Shane, Class of 2021, participated in March 4 the Future, with fellow student activists in San Francisco
On Sunday, November 1, 2020 Henry and other inspired youth activists and students gathered to make their voices heard once more. This inspiring group of teens from across the Bay Area and Peninsula set a terrific example of standing up for what they believe in and safely gathering with masks in a time where it’s easy to feel hopeless and stuck indoors. Change is possible and positive activism was displayed in this spirited and peaceful, March 4 Our Future.
Last year Henry Shane led an estimated 400 students down Howard & 2nd street, making their way from BlackRock Headquarters to U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office . You may remember reading about it HERE!
From the Chronicle article:
“The march was organized by 18-year-old Tiana Day of San Ramon, who six months ago established a nonprofit, Youth Advocates for Change. She had help from a core group of students from Danville and Menlo Park, including Henry Shane, who recently turned 18 and was able to cast his first ballot.
Shane said he is “more hopeful than fearful” about what will happen on Tuesday.
“We are going to have the highest youth turnout ever this election,” he said. “I feel it. We — youth between 18 and 25 — are the ones who are going to change the outcome. We have the most to lose. That is the only way we can preserve our democracy.”
A message from Henry Shane, 2021
As you all know, this coming Tuesday is the most critical election we have yet to face in our lives. I urge those of you who are 18 or older, both students and faculty, to please vote now or on November 3rd.
Our country today has never been more polarized and filled with hate, but America’s youth have the power to change the outcome of this election. Young voters across America are the ones that must step up to save our democracy and fight for our future. We must turn out at the polls and vote like our lives depend on it–because they do.
In America, there is daily gun violence, the threat of climate change, and the risk of fundamental civil & human rights being taken away. This election is about not only these vital issues but the preservation of our democracy. It is our responsibility to stand up for what is right by making our voices heard.
Remember, this and every election are not just about the Presidential race but also about state and local races. Vote for your city council and county board, as well as your state assembly and state senate candidates whom you think best represent your entire community!
Go to iwillvote.com to make your voting plan now!
Henry Shane (he/him/his)