By Nadia Ahmad of Portland Oregon. Nadia is junior at Cleveland High School, working to help pass the bond and levy package for Portland Public Schools.
I'm helping the Portland school bond campaign because I'm tired of seeing asbestos caution signs in my classrooms and being in a history class with 45 students. I hope my sister will get schools with no asbestos and some modern technology.
A bunch of my friends wrote and performed for this video about the school bond because it seemed like a great way to show what's going on at our schools in the city.
Here's to hoping that everyone votes YES and that more people use videos like these to reach a new generation of voters about voting, getting involved, and whatever else.
I know a lot of smart people are trying to figure out how to reach people like me - soon-to-be young voter that doesn't ever watch the 11 o'clock news or read political blogs.
If you're trying to reach us, use things like this. My friends loved this video and while all of us rapping about our oil boilers catching on fire and tiles that fall from the ceiling might not work for our parents and our grandparents, it works for people like me.
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