37 minutes | Oct 22nd 2020

TURNOUT Episode 4: ‘Young people are the moral compass of the country’

This week on Turnout with Katie Couric: the power and drive of youth activism. First, 19-year-old youth activist Tyler Okeke makes the case for lowering the voting age to 16. Then, Katie talks with activist, author and podcast host DeRay Mckesson on his own youth activism and how to get this new protest generation to turnout for elections (hint: make voting easier!). We also hear advice from civil rights activists on where they find inspiration and why it’s important to keep paving the way, to make the world better and easier, for those who come after you.

More about the guests and organizations mentioned in this episode:

Courtland Cox, activist and veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

Tyler Okeke, Vote at 16 Youth Organizer for Power California

DeRay McKesson, activist, author of the book, “On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope,” and host of the podcast “Pod Save the People” from Crooked Media

Rock The Vote, youth empowerment organization

Judy Richardson, documentary filmmaker and veteran of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

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