Join the conversation!

Hi everyone! My name is Alan Cunningham, and through Vote Z, I will be hosting a new podcast called Electing Z. Over the next year, I will be bringing you in depth interviews with young elected leaders across the country. As Vote Z worked throughout last year to get young people to vote, we hope these conversations will inspire Gen Z students and activists to take the next step and run for office themselves. Stop by next week, where we will be dropping our first episode.

I believe voting is a sacred responsibility we have as Americans. I vote because I truly believe that our voices matter. Too many times we are faced with circumstances or situations we have no control over, but voting is one that we do. When we vote, we have the awesome ability to shape our country in a positive way. We have the voice to be able to shape our future. This is why I vote— to help create a better world.

Jack Eastly is a sophomore in college studying political science. Before joining Vote Z, he volunteered for different political campaigns and organizations, as well as other non-political groups. He hopes to be able to build the Pittsburgh Chapter to become a fresh and energetic atmosphere for new and experienced voters. When he is not working, he enjoys watching Netflix, playing with his dog, Casey, and hanging with friends. Find him on Instagram and Twitter at @jack_eastly.

I will vote because I feel it is important to choose who is going to lead our country. Issues like sustainability and world peace are what interest me.

Raj Ginde is 16 and plays tennis at North Allegheny. He is interested in medicine and likes doing trivia.

Read, Learn, Share