With the November election nearing, many people are launching initiatives to remind citizens of the importance of voting.
They include area residents Kari Nevil-Brown and Sally Wood Williams, who recently produced a public service announcement for the national nonprofit When We All Vote.
Nevil-Brown and Wood Williams’ 30-second video – titled “Why I Vote” – features young voters from Los Altos, Menlo Park and other parts of the Peninsula.
“We thought what would be ideal for this goal would be to create a public service announcement that is not just for young voters, but is also made by young voters,” Menlo Park resident Wood Williams said. “These young people are the ones that can help change the trajectory of our country.”
Nevil-Brown – a When We All Vote partner squad captain and co-executive producer of the PSA – and PSA producer Wood Williams volunteer for the nonprofit organization, whose mission is to increase participation in all elections.
“If we can connect more young voters to have their own discussions and motivate each other to vote, we will have achieved our goals,” Nevil-Brown, a Woodside resident, said of their video.
To help them produce the PSA, the two women recruited local artists, young voters and video editors.
In addition to making the PSA, Nevil-Brown and Wood Williams set up a booth at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers’ Market to further promote their message of encouraging more people to vote in the November election.
“There are such important issues facing all of us in the Bay Area and beyond,” Wood Williams said. “This is our way of putting our talents and energies in ways to positively benefit society.”
To watch the “Why I Vote” PSA, visit tinyurl.com/y4gzucss.