PAYCE Stories

Representing the people left out: A young adult campaign to be Alderman

October 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 9
PAYCE Stories
Representing the people left out: A young adult campaign to be Alderman
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PAYCE Stories
Representing the people left out: A young adult campaign to be Alderman
Oct 12, 2018 Season 2 Episode 9
Palestinian American Youth Civic Engagement

Hassan Essa ran for office as a young adult.  In this episode, PAYCE Fellow Hannah Curran of UNH Manchester interviews Essa about his earlier political activism, his campaign, the connection between poverty and politics, and his political activism as a young adult  Coming from a low-income district, neighbors took him seriously as a candidate and appreciated the fresh perspective.  Essa describes how poor people are harmed when politicians leave them out of policy agendas.  Though he didn’t win, he shifted the talking points within the city to focus more on poor people’s issues. 

Show Notes

Hassan Essa ran for office as a young adult.  In this episode, PAYCE Fellow Hannah Curran of UNH Manchester interviews Essa about his earlier political activism, his campaign, the connection between poverty and politics, and his political activism as a young adult  Coming from a low-income district, neighbors took him seriously as a candidate and appreciated the fresh perspective.  Essa describes how poor people are harmed when politicians leave them out of policy agendas.  Though he didn’t win, he shifted the talking points within the city to focus more on poor people’s issues. 

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