It’s an election year!


Vote 4 stuff, using social media to make a difference

LOS ANGELES — Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire lead a cast of stars in a new public service announcement urging young voters to use social media to express the issues most important to them in the upcoming election. Zac Efron, Selena Gomez, Ellen DeGeneres, Jonah Hill and Joseph Gordon Levitt also appear in the Vote 4 Stuff video unveiled Monday, joining other stars in a call to voters to post tweets, photos and short videos about concerns they feel deserve presidential attention. This is a campaign where they aim to use the power of social media to incite bipartisan conversation around real issues, encourage registration and voting in November.”

Lesson plan

This video can be used when discussing politics with students in class by answering these questions in groups

  • What is important to you? Why should you vote? Will you vote count? Do young people get engaged in the same issues in different countries? How can you find out?

The list below are some of the concerns these stars reveal in the video. In groups try to make a list of what matters the most to you and your classmates, feel free to add to the list.

  • Jobs, marriage equality, climate change, foreign policy, reproductive rights, immigration, worker’s rights, teacher salaries and education.

And why not face the challenge and make a video about issues that matter to you! Go to Facebook.com/vote4Stuff and @Vote4Stuff

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