League of Young Voters Education Fund Launches State Of The Union Campaign

LYVEF teams up with AllHipHop.com to get young people involved in political discourse

On January 25th the Leage of Young Voters Education Fund will partner will AllHipHop.com to engage young people to get their take on the state of political discourse in America and to help shed light on more confusing issues. Robert “Biko” Baker, Executive Director of LYVEF, explains, “The goal here is to help contextualize Obama’s State of the Union address through a youth perspective. We want to give our generation a greater understanding of how Obama’s address will affect their families and neighborhoods in the years to come.”

LYVEF and AllHipHop.com will also be teaming with Rock the Vote to host the State of The Union: Roadmap to Progress panel discussion. The dialogue will revolve around the issues raised by President Obama during his national address. Some of the panelists include representatives of the NAACP, VIBE, Def Jam Records, Rock The Vote, and Campus Progress. The State of the Union: Roadmap to Progress will be held New Organizing Institute at 8pm with a viewing party for the speech followed by three 20 minute sessions featuring the panelists.

The proceedings can be viewed online here, at the event’s Ustream page. Also, for more information, check the organizations Facebook and Twitter pages.

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  • Life Accordin' To Dutch

    GOT MY MANS OBAMA HAIR GOING GRAY DEALING WITH THESE BACKWARDS IMBECILES..WHITE COONS TALKING ABOUT THIS DUDE AINT EVEN FROM THIS COUNTRY..WHERE THEY DO THAT AT..U CANT RUN FOR PRESIDENT IF U WASNT BORN ON THIS SOIL..IDIOTS..WITH IDIOT FOLLOWERS..THE WHOLE FUCKIN WORLD CHEERIN FOR THIS MAN TO WIN..AND HALF OF HIS OWN COUNTRY WANT HIM TO FAIL TO ADVANCE THERE OWN WEAK ASS AGENDA..THEY DONT EVEN HAVE A CLUE OR A PLAN..I RESPECT THE DEMOCRATS FOR COMING IN THE GAME GETTIN SHIT DONE..THEY LOSE MY RESPECT FOR BEING PUSSIES WHO DONT RIDE WITH THERE OWN PARTY OR PRESIDENT THO'..THEY WEAK AS HELL..AND THE REPUBLICANS HAVE DEFINITELY MORE OF A GANGSTA SENSIBILITY..THEY SEND OUT THREATS AND RIDE FOR EACH OTHER..NO MATTER HOW BAD THE SHIT IS THEY WANT..NO HEALTHCARE..NO JOBS..BIG BANKS..ON PAPER THEY LOOK LIKE TERRORISTS..

  • Life Accordin' To Dutch

    @ JACK REED..U "MY FRIEND" ARE WHATS WRONG WITH THE "RIGHT" WING WAY OF THINKING..THEY PUT OUT THAT BULLSHIT ABOUT DEMOCRATS WANTING TO KEEP MINORITIES ON CRUTCHES AND "MISINFORMED" WHITE FOLKS WHO LOOK FOR ANY EXCUSE TO VOTE REPUBLICAN-EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW THERE BEING FED BULLSHIT-BELIEVE THAT SHIT..IF ANYBODY WANTS PEOPLE ON "CRUTCHES"..ITS THEM WACK ASS REPUBLICANS WITH THE "STUPIDEST" IDEAS I HAVE EVER HEARD..THEY DONT EVEN BELIEVE IN "EQUAL" EDUCATION..IT WAS THEM SAME DUMMIES WHO DIDNT BELIEVE IN CIVIL RIGHTS FOR ALL PEOPLE..YEH BLK PPL FOUGHT FOR IT..BUT IT ULTIMATELY HELPED EVERY OTHER RACE..THEY ALSO VOTED AGAINST SOCIAL SECURITY BACK IN THE DAY..IT WAS CALLED "SOCIALISM"..THEY DIDINT WANT "MEDICARE"..THEY LET THE COUNTRY COLLAPSE BACK IN THE 20'S TOO..AND WHEN THE "GREAT DEPRESSION" HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THEY SHIT..THEY VOTED AGAINT "THE NEW DEAL" WHICH GOT US OUT THAT SHIT..SO WHY THE FUCK WOULD THEY BE ABOUT SOMETHING POSITIVE NOW..THESE THE SAME DUMMIES SCREAMIN "YOU lIE" TO THE PRESIDENT ON NATIONAL TV..THEY BEEN EXPOSED..THE PROBLEM IS AMERICANS ARE EASILY MISLEAD..WE HAVE A BLACK PRESIDENT RUNNIN THE MOST POWERFUL COUNTRY IN THE WORLD...WITH THE MOST CORRUPT POLITICAL PARTY IN THE WORLD CRIPPLIN THIS BITCH AT THE KNEES...MONEY IS GOOD..WE GET IT..BUT WHAT ABOUT THE SOCIETY..REPUBLICANS DONT EVEN BELEIVE IN GOVT PROGRAMS..SO HOW THE FUC THE POLICE SUPPOSED TO GET PAID OR ANYBODY ELSE..THEY STARTED ALL OF THE POLICIES TO SEND ALL OF THE JOBS TO CHINA IN THE FIRST PLACE..THAT WAS THE 80'S..THE "GREAT" REAGAN ERA..FUCOUTTAHERE BOY...SAVE THAT BULLSHIT FOR DUMASS WHITE TRASH WHO WATCH FOX NEWS..IF ANYTHING DEMOCRATS TALK ABOUT GETTING AN EDUCATION..AND THATS WHERE THE CHAINS OF MENTAL STUPIDITY ARE BROKEN..REPUBLICANS ARE ABOUT FEEDIN THEY DADDY'S POCKETS..THE RICH TRIPLED THERE WEALTH IN THE LAST DECADE..THE MIDDLE CLASS WAS REDUCED AND THE POOR?..THAT SHIT YALL TALK IS RIDICULOUS AND MOST OF THERE OPINIONS WILL NEVER SIT WELL WITH MINORITIES..THE ONLY REASON MEXICANS FALL FOR THAT SHIT IS BECAUSE YALL RUN THAT CHRISTIAN SHIT BY THEM..EVEN WHILE YALL SENDIN THEY ASS BACK TO MEXICO BY THE MILLIONS..DEMOCRATS TRIED TO GIVE THEM IMMUNITY..YALL BLOCKED THAT SHIT..WE AS YOUNG FOLKS NEED TO START READING MORE BOOKS..NOT BLOGS AND NO REPUBLICANS WILL EVER GET VOTED BACK IN OFFICE AGAIN.."CRUTCHES"..STUPIDEST SHIT I READ ALL WEEK

  • Atl2Trill

    These youngstas don't care about voting, the future, or social issues. But they can name a Lil Wayne song or quote some bs from teen mom though. Sad but true.

  • Joe0226

    the state of the union is that Obama and the presidents before him are puppets of the new world order. Kennedy was the last real president we had and look what happened to him

    • Jack Reed

      But democrats and atheists aren't racists? Please. The only thing democrats do to help minorities is give them crutches and help them play victim, rather than making them learn how to walk (or work) and take control of their own lives. I will agree that MTV kids don't give two cents about politics, but if I learned all my politics from MTV and CNN, I wouldn't either.

    • whooooooooa

      lets not play dumb Jack Reed.a large number republicans are fuckin racists period.racism is alive and well in america.its alive and well in the church and in politics.if obama found a cure for cancer the right would find some way to down play it.the sheriff of Pema county arzinona said it best "arizona is the mecca of bigotry" and i think that goes for much of america.kennedy was hated by the hicks for his support of civil rights..and obama is too.sadly MTV kids dont care 2 cents about politics..but yet they get mad when police officers profile them with no backlash.

    • Jack Reed

      I seriously hope Anonymous is joking. Either that, or he is the most misinformed idealist on all of HHDX.

    • Anonymous

      sadly, obama is the best thing to happen to this country as a whole since kennedy. the fact that republicans view the way they do scares me, as i truly think he is doing everything he can for each and every american.

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