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Get informed

There’s a lot of noise out there. Political Playlist is here to help you break through it and stay informed.

BIG NEWS: July 26-30

It’s July 30, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

BIG NEWS: July 19-23

It’s July 23, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

Running for Congress: A Conversation with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara

We sat down with Jasmine Beach-Ferrara, a minister, mother of 3, and County Commissioner who is running against Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina’s 11th district. If elected in 2022, Jasmine would be the first LGBTQ+ person in Congress from North Carolina.

BIG NEWS: July 12-16

It’s July 16, and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: The Next Generation of Nation Building

The full rundown from our July 15, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: July 5-9, 2021

It’s July 9 and it’s Greta here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headlines this week!

BIG NEWS: June 28-July 2, 2021

It’s July 2 and I’m Greta Maggi, here with some Big News about young politicians who made the headline this week!

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Constitution iOS Update Available

A full rundown from our July 1, 2021 newsletter.

BIG NEWS: June 21-25, 2021

Welcome to Big News, a fresh series of blog posts that will make you realize that young politicians are the real deal. Contributor Greta Maggi reports big news about young politicians who made the headlines this past week!

Creating Your Own Political Voice – A Conversation with Carole Radziwill

We talked with a former Housewife of New York, journalist, and activist about how she’s crafted a unique political voice online to fight for the issues she cares about.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Tic-TECH-Toe

A full rundown from our June 17, 2021 newsletter.

I’m a Young American and I’m Fired Up for the 2022 Midterms… Are You?

Civically engaged people of all ages can work to facilitate political participation in the younger generation.

IN THE PRESS – Political Playlist Founders, USC Alums, Highlighted in The Daily Trojan

The Daily Trojan, or “DT,” is the student newspaper of the University of Southern California. This past week, Political Playlist got a nice shoutout in one of their articles.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: More Than a Rainbow

The complete rundown from our June 3, 2021 newsletter.

A Better World for the Next Generation – A Conversation with Katie Lowes

We sat down with Katie Lowes, Scandal actress, mother of two, and host of the podcast, Katie’s Crib. Katie’s political passion and involvement was encouraged by her castmates.

IN THE PRESS – Political Playlist, Webby Nominated in Government and Civil Innovation

Webby Nominated: Government and Civil Innovation

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: War of the Interwebs

The complete rundown from our May 20, 2021 newsletter.

Technology in Politics – A Conversation with Eric Wilson

Political Playlist Co-Founder, Anthony Barkett, sat down with political technologist Eric Wilson to discuss how the Republican Party’s use of technology has evolved.

Why The 2020 Census Is So Important

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the first data from the 2020 census, which will set in motion the redistricting process. As a result, the process called congressional reapportionment will take place, and thus, a new Electoral map will be used.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Out With the Old, In With the MAGA

The full rundown from our May 6, 2021 newsletter.

Humanizing Politics – A Conversation with Bellamy Young

We chatted with actress and activist, Bellamy Young, about the importance of humanizing politics so we can all get engaged in the process!

Connecting with Community – A Conversation with Hawaii State Representative Adrian Tam

We spoke with Adrian Tam, a Hawaii State Representative. Adrian is 28 years old and Hawaii’s first openly gay Asian-American Representative.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: And The Award Goes To…

The full rundown from our April 22, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Divided and Conquered?

A full rundown from our April 8, 2021 newsletter.

IN THE PRESS: Political Playlist on Cupcakes & Cashmere

Political Playlist was written up in the popular lifestyle blog, Cupcakes & Cashmere as a smart way to stay engaged.

Reinventing Civic Education: A Conversation with Author Ben Sheehan

After stumbling upon his middle school pocket Constitution, Ben was inspired to democratize the information for a larger audience and wrote OMG WTF Does the Constitution Actually Say.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Is Age the Change We Need?

A full rundown from our March 25, 2021 newsletter.

Activism in Politics – A Conversation with Seth Maxwell, Founder of Thirst Project

We sat down with Seth Maxwell, who conceived of his nonprofit, Thirst Project, after he learned about the global water crisis from a friend when he was just 19-years-old.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: Who Run the World

A full rundown from our March 11, 2021 newsletter.

We’re All Connected : An Italian Perspective on American Politics

Greta Maggi, an Italian student studying political management, shares her view on our global interconnectivity in politics and culture.

THE COMPLETE 14 PERCENT: More Than a Movement

The full rundown from our February 25, 2021 newsletter.

Hello Gen Z… It’s Equity Speaking

In my sophomore year of high school in North Carolina, I was invited to sit alongside a handful of upperclassmen and collaborate on how to better celebrate the diversity that exists within my school. The outcome of this meeting was the establishment of an Equity Council.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Your Elected Celeb Will See You Now

The full rundown from our February 11, 2021 newsletter.

Connecting With Community – A Conversation with Hawaii State Rep. Adrian Tam

Anna & Anthony chat with Hawaii State Rep. Adrian Tam (D-Waikiki), 28, about how community involvement spurred his political career.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: Talkin’ Bout My G-G-Generation

The full rundown from our January 28, 2021 newsletter.

Perseverance in Politics – A Conversation with U.S. Rep. Sara Jacobs

We chat with U.S. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs (D-CA) about how she persevered to win her seat in Congress, her harrowing first week in Congress, and how we can all play a part in fixing the system.

Make Government Work Again

Founding Partner Michael Kristoff offers his take on presidential administrations past and present.

The Gain of Loss

Republican Dan Driscoll ran for Congress last year in North Carolina. He lost in the primary but chalks it up to victory for democracy.

THE COMPLETE 17 PERCENT: A Republic, If You Can Keep It

The full rundown from our January 14, 2021 newsletter.

THE COMPLETE 16 PERCENT: Pardon Our Holiday Interruption, Again

The full rundown from our December 23, 2020 newsletter.

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