Ep. 9 - A newer generation of leadership

Since Parkland, there's been quite a bit said about young Americans and their voice in the national conversation, particularly when it comes to gun control and school safety.  But we wanted to dive a bit deeper and hear not only about their views on the Second Amendment, but also the challenges young Democrats face in organizing. 

In this episode, we talk to Larkin Cleland, Clara Vorndran, and Dylan Cox, three seniors at Highland High School who are members of the Highland Young Democrats, a re-energized group with a real political voice in a deep red district.  Even when facing a much better funded Republican counterpart, these high schoolers are looking for ways to have an direct impact in the political arena.

You can follow and support the Highland Young Dems on Twitter at @highland_yda.

 

 The Highland High School Young Democrats are led by (left to right) Secretary Clara Vorndran, President Larkin Cleland, and Vice President Dylan Cox. They are standing in front of one their first big moves as the leaders of the Young Dems; they created a banner to help counter and explain a biased flier that the young Republican group had put up. 

The Highland High School Young Democrats are led by (left to right) Secretary Clara Vorndran, President Larkin Cleland, and Vice President Dylan Cox. They are standing in front of one their first big moves as the leaders of the Young Dems; they created a banner to help counter and explain a biased flier that the young Republican group had put up. 

 One of the most successful events for Highland's Young Democrats of America club was when they hosted Ken Haurbaugh, Democratic candidate for the OH-7. We interviewed Ken in the first episode of our podcast. 

One of the most successful events for Highland's Young Democrats of America club was when they hosted Ken Haurbaugh, Democratic candidate for the OH-7. We interviewed Ken in the first episode of our podcast.