Tuesday, September 1st, 8pm, Wig Lounge
Jefferson Smith is the founder of Oregon’s “Bus Project,” a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to engaging young people in forward-thinking, community-focused politics. He was elected to the Oregon House of Representatives in 2008 and currently represents House District 47. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and holds a political science degree from University of Oregon.
The ‘Bus Project’ is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization which engages young people in progressive politics and catalyzes action around progressive issues within Oregon. Volunteers go round households encouraging them to vote in political issues, organize forums for political discourse, and campaign on behalf of the Oregon community.
In five short years, the Bus Project has grown into national prominence, engaging thousands of volunteers and knocking on over 200,000 doors. In 2006 alone, the Bus registered over 20,000 new voters, increasing Oregon’s youth electorate by 6 percent.
Come hear this awesome guy speak on youth involvement in progressive politics and discourse this Tuesday! Snacks and drinks will be provided.