By Ed Diokno
Using the hashtag #DearNextPresident, the news website Fusion has launched a video series, hashtag campaign, and user-generated social project, built around the idea that everyone—especially young voters—should have a voice in telling America’s next president about their most pressing concern or issue going into the next four years.
The Environmental Media Association’s annual awards gala brought together an array of famous faces who were looking to save the planet. But they want the next president to get on board, too. Watch their video to see what former NSYNC’er Lance Bass wants help with, what model Karrueche Tran is looking for in a president, and where Ed Begley wants to see “incredible amounts of money” invested; scientist Bill Nye wants the slow global warming.
But no topic is off limits. Some of the other subjects range from the weighty topic of immigration reform all the way to a better school lunch.
But the goal of this project is to be big and broad and personal. We hope to inspire you (and your family, friends, schoolmates, and coworkers) to record a short personal message and share it via any social platform with the hashtag #DearNextPresident. We’ll reshare some of our favorites on Fusion’s social accounts, and we’ll collect those videos together, too, to show the power of all our voices speaking together.
Fusion invites you to post, and share, and tell the world — and the next President of the United States—what matters most to you. The time is now.
(Ed Diokno writes a blog :Views From The Edge: news and analysis from an Asian American perspective.)