The Future Won't Get Better Until We Make It That Way
Climate activist and founder of Plus 1 Vote, Saad Amer, talks about his leap from nature lover to climate activist at just 14 years old. Frustrated with the lack of meaningful climate action from lawmakers, Saad came up with a simple solution: “Let’s get rid of them.” That’s why Saad is encouraging you (yes, you) and all your friends -- "your smart friends, your woke friends, your highly educated friends," as he says -- to get out there this November and VOTE! “A democracy will only represent the people who are voting,” he says. “And so if young people aren't voting for a series of reasons, then of course the democracy is not going to represent the needs and the values of young people.” You can follow Saad Amer on Instagram and Twitter @itsSaadAmer and on Facebook @saadamer. Follow Plus 1 Vote on Instagram and Facebook @Plus1Vote or on Twitter @Plus1_Vote. Support the show by checking out our sponsors! You can digitally purchase life insurance from Haven Life Insurance Agency at havenlife.com/goodkids. Haven Term is a Term Life Insurance Policy (ICC17DTC) issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111 and offered exclusively through Haven Life Insurance Agency, LLC. Policy and rider form numbers and features may vary by state and not be available in all states. Our Agency license number in California is 0K71922 and in Arkansas, 100139527. Interested in learning more about Saad Amer? Check out the links below: Register to vote and learn more about Plus 1 Vote here: https://www.plus1campaign.org/. Watch Saad Amer and Al Gore discuss the climate crisis and the role of voters in solving it: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateRealityActionFund/videos/338065750953633. For more on Saad’s efforts to get out the vote this November, check out this InsideClimate News article: https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03082020/climate-activism-youth-vote-election-2020 To follow along with a transcript and/or take notes for friends and family, go to https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/good-kids/ shortly after the air date. Stay up to date with Good Kids and everything from Lemonada on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @LemonadaMedia. For additional resources, information, and a transcript of the episode, visit lemonadamedia.com. If you want to submit a show idea, email us at email@example.com. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.