PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — During the DNC, the Committee of Seventy commissioned a short play at the Science Leadership Academy designed to encourage young people to get out and vote.
The play, called ‘Voices of Voting,’ was designed to entertain, educate and motivate young people.READ MORE: Philadelphia Phillies Legends Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Howard Could Earn Hall Of Fame Honors Tuesday Night
“What we wanted to do with this play is entwine two things,” said playwright and director David Bradley, “the story of the activism around the voting rights act, signed by President Johnson in 1965, with the need for youth voter engagement now.”READ MORE: Taylor Swift Fires Back at Rocker Damon Albarn After He Claimed She Doesn't Write Her Own Music
Bradley says about 1,000 people have seen the show, including teachers and parents,MORE NEWS: New Jersey State Police Investigating Suspicious Death On I-76 In Mount Ephraim
“And the young people now are saying, ‘now I see how one person can make a difference.’ This play has shown me that I’ll never take my right to vote for granted,'” Bradley said.