Tuesday, December 2, 2008
New Website Launched to Attract the Youth to the Pro-Choice Movement
NARAL Pro-Choice America has launched a new campaign aimed at the savvy youth of the nation. The interactive website, www.myfreewillpower.com, is designed to reach a new generation of pro-choice activists passionate about individual freedom and personal responsibility. As the website states, we have the freedom to make decisions about our lives, we have the will to be educated, informed, and responsible and we have the power to stand up and declare our rights. The website provides information from every state as well as national issues that affect free.will.power.
According to Nancy Keenan, the success of President-elect Barak Obama’s campaign has allowed NARAL Pro-Choice America to realize that the way to the youth vote is through technology. It is widely known that today’s youth spend a substantial amount of time on their cell phones, ipods, and computers. In an effort to continue to engage teens and young adults, free.will.power promotes the use of extremely popular social networking sites. On these sites you are able to join the group and stay updated and informed about important issues that affect you. Aside from computer connections, you can receive up-to-date information with text messages. All you have to do is sign up!
To get the message out creatively, NARAL has enlisted the support of spoken-word artists Shira Erlichman, Alvin, Lau, and Deja Taylor to create videos promoting the message of free.will.power. These videos can currently be seen on the website.
If you’re interested in expressing your creative side, free.will.power. invites you to enter their contest to create the official t-shirt of free.will.power. The general public will vote for the winner who will receive a monetary prize alongside being recognized as the official t-shirt artist. The deadline to submit designs is December 5, 2008. It’s important to note that voting is open to everyone and starts December 9, 2008. With your will to be informed, you now have the freedom to use your power and vote!