Now in its second season, series provides educational tools to keep young people of color engaged in the political process.
ATLANTA — Today, Fair Fight Action’s Civics For the Culture released its third episode of the series’ second season. Dubbed “Gen Z’s Schoolhouse Rock,” Civics for the Culture is Fair Fight Action’s targeted campaign to educate and engage young Black and brown people in the political process before, during, and after Election Day. Episodes and supplemental content can be found across social media, including YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
Hosted by Chelsey Hall, Head of Media and Brand Partnerships at Fair Fight Action, Civics for the Culture launched its second season in April, with a premiere episode focused on educating young people about the role of their state legislatures. Episode three centers on the different types of elections— from primaries, generals, and run-offs to municipal, state, and federal elections. Actor Manish Dayal (The Resident, Halt and Catch Fire) joins Chelsey on set. Together they walk through the different levels of elections and discuss the impact our votes can have, particularly when it comes to access to affordable housing and resources for our communities.
“It’s imperative we fight the impulse to tune out when it’s not a presidential election year,” said Dayal. “That’s why I’m so excited to support Civics for the Culture and appear in this episode. Our local and state-level leaders are responsible for large scale initiatives like affordable housing, accessible healthcare, and the fight for fair elections. Therefore, it’s extremely critical we get out there and vote in this year’s midterm elections this November. I’m thrilled and honored to join Chelsey and Fair Fight Action to discuss the different types of elections that voters can participate in. I hope we empower more people to be at the ballot box this fall because Georgia’s future is in our hands.“
“During this year’s upcoming midterms, there’s so much at stake at every level—local, state, and federal—and I’m grateful to have Manish’s help explaining all of the different opportunities for voters to make their voices heard. This is how we connect the dots for voters: The way we achieve the things we want for ourselves and our communities is through voting,” Hall said.
Remaining episodes in season 2 will feature topics like a two-part history of democracy in the United States, a closer look at our country’s two-party system and the two major political parties, and an exploration of the three branches of federal and state government.
Originally launched during the 2020 general election and 2021 run-off election, Civics for the Culture has featured leading voices like Kerry Washington, Gabrielle Union, Selena Gomez, Steph Curry, Issa Rae, Yara Shahidi, Kumail Nanjiani and many more to amplify the importance of voting. The initiative reached millions of young people across the country in 2020, including close to 300 million impressions on multiple social media platforms, providing information on deadlines, and numbers to call to help with questions about voting.