Recently, a few of my friends from school and I have begun a program that we are calling Writers for Change. The idea is to collect poems, essays, short stories, etc. about the changes we would like to see in our country. We plan to send all pieces we receive to the U.S. Congress, along with an attached letter explaining what they are, and what our group's purpose is.
We are looking for work done by any kids under voting age. If you like to write and you want to be involved in current issues and standing up for what you believe in, please write something (or send us existing work) talking about the changes you would like to see, and why you want to see them. Don't hold back! Please share as many pieces as you want.
Issues and events brought up in work we have been sent so far include women's rights, gun control, immigration, rights and awareness for the Native People of the United States, heath care, rights for African Americans, the pay gap, LGBTQIA+ rights and awareness, and more.
Please send all pieces to [email protected] or post them here with the hashtag #writersforchange by April 24th, 2018.
You can sign your name, or if you prefer to leave it anonymous, that's always an option too! If you are okay with sharing your name and age, please sign work as shown below:
First name, last name, age, state. Or, if you post here, fill out the "Author Name" field at the bottom (don't worry only YWP admins can see it and they'll pass along your name to us).
Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we hope that you can help us make this happen! We need to make our voices heard, and we want your help! Please spread the word about this project!!
Any questions can be emailed to the address above. You can also follow us on instagram @writersforchange
-Anna Doucet, Samantha Aikman, Nuala Dougherty, and Jaidyn Leigh