Are you a college student who is tired of the corruption that cripples our democracy, and just as tired of the apathy that prevents citizens from taking a stand?
If you are, then we think you're a Rootstriker. And we want you to join our campus team.
Rootstrikers wants to give students across the country an opportunity to take a stand against government corruption, both locally and as part of a national movement. So we're launching a campus chapter program to complement our national meetup program, and to give college activists a unique space to organize in the fight against corruption.
Young voters made headlines in 2008 when their turnout more than doubled, rivaling the much-coveted senior vote, and Rock the Vote estimates that the millennial generation will make up one fourth of the 2012 electorate. But we believe the message in 2012 should be that young people are not just a voting bloc to be won and forgotten.
Blake Wright, former National Campus Director for Americans Elect and a senior at Appalachian State University, is leading the Rootstrikers campus team. And he leads by example:
"We realize that it is not enough as a generation to sit back and let others define our future. If we are to prove the pundits wrong and create a future better than that of our parents we must unite in real action."
If you're ready to join Blake in his mission to create a national network of Rootstrikers campus activists, then please sign up now to lead a campus chapter. In the coming weeks, we'll launch more spaces to highlight the activity of our campus team.
This movement can't afford to overlook the power of students to make a difference. So we're going to make sure it doesn't.