At Cornell, Vice Chair of DNC Calls for Youth Participation and Activism in Politics

Michael Blake, vice chair of the Democratic National Committee, spoke on the necessity of more youth activism in politics and addressed issues from the 2016 presidential election at a speech on Thursday.

Michael Blake (D-NY), a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee and a New York State Assemblyman, dissected the politics of the 2016 presidential election and addressed the need for increased youth involvement in politics on Thursday.

Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he said that “in the end, we will not be remembered by the words of our enemies, but by the silence of our friends.”

“If you care about immigration, you care about jobs, you care about criminal justice reform, you care about gender equity, you can’t be on the sidelines right now,” Blake said in an interview with The Sun.

Blake expanded on the need for action to combat racial injustice.

“Especially if you’re a young person of color, how can you watch black and brown people getting killed and do nothing? If you care about the direction of us as a people, you have to be in the game,” he went on to say.

Blake argues that a…

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