10/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

What Republicans and Democrats Need To Hear Continued -- Youth At Convention Speak Out

I've been blogging about last weekend's Equal Voice for America's Families Convention. Fifteen thousand people from low-income communities gathered in LA, Chicago and Birmingham and adopted a National Family Platform.

Thanks to the ethnic news organization New America Media the three-city Convention included Youth Media Lounges where young people interviewed young people (using the cheap, easy-to-use Flip camera) and blogged about their experiences at the Convention.

Here are three short videos from the Youth Media Lounges, one from each location. They feature clips from the interviews with young people speaking out about their lives, neighborhoods, concerns, and what they'd like to tell the candidates.

Los Angeles



New America Media spent the past 9 months covering the Equal Voice Campaign. You can find all of that coverage in the Equal Voice section of their site.

Learn more about the Equal Voice Convention and Campaign at