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Press Opportunity for #NextGenLeaders on C.C.N

Greetings #NextGenLeaders, 

I wanted to share this opportunity with you all. I was invited to speak on Crown City News this upcoming April 1st as for my current developments in the #NextGenLeader communities. Below is a set of topic ideas that could be good to speak about. I wanted to know everyone's input on the following topics and if there is anything that anyone one of you would like to add that way i have a better idea as to what to present and advocate in behalf of #NextGenLeaders. Please submit your input below. Thank You!

I believe that the following topics can be good #NextGenLeaders topics:

  •  The importance for millennials to register to vote and to be constantly involved with politics
  •  The need for a new political party, #NextGenLeaders
  •  The importance of helping democracy around the world
  •  Why #NextGenLeaders in Myanmar need to be constantly involved with politics if it is to succeed there
  •  Why educational systems have to fundamentally change if we are going to make education accessible for everyone
  •  Why innovation in communication has helped democracy

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  • Top Delegate

     The need for a new political party, #NextGenLeaders

     “…But the form of government is a democracy when the free, who are also poor and the majority, govern, and an oligarchy when the rich and the noble govern, they being at the same time few in number.” –Aristotle-

    I agree with what the famous Philosopher Aristotle once said, when it comes to oligarchy and democracy. 

    It is a usual concern in any democratic country that those with sufficient funds, or fundraising capability are the ones who turn out to be the final candidates with which the voters could only choose from. Sadly, many of them are career politicians and we Filipinos branded them as TRAditional Politicians, (TRAPO, a Filipino term for filthy rags). Some would rather be ‘sell-outs’ to mega donors (private corporations and institutions), who then expect unreasonable, vain, and selfish favors in return, once a candidate has finally gotten a seat in the public office.

    There are others, who may be more democratic, but are either poor, or lacking the finances to contend, will often lose out in the candidacy.

    In any democratic country, there are about only 2 dominant political parties. In the Philippines, it’s the present administration versus a political party that always goes on the other side of the coin, against the leadership of the elected president and his allies. Same thing with US, it’s Democrats versus Republicans. Limiting candidates from two leading parties results in the same choices people have to choose from each time which also inhibits diversity and variety (especially when many feel the two leading parties are quite similar on many issues).

    Even media has a big factor when it comes to malpractice in terms of democracy and oligarchy. Newspapers and other media outlets are often less than impartial in election campaigns. The high concentrated ownership of major media outlets does not always bode well for democracies as it puts a lot of influence into a handful of owners.

    These prevailing issues and predicaments gave rise to the idea of having a new political party, henceforth, #NextGenLeaders. This party identifies with the youth or the Millenials, for they are the future of the next generation. This party debunks the idea of many of us—that you have to be rich, powerful, and old enough, in order to create an impact and influence social and political change. This party seeks to provide opportunities to aspiring young leaders to exemplify their passion for humanity, collective/collaborative action across borders.  

     

  • .LA Collaborator

    Thank you everyone for your feedback. I look forward to Friday's interview, as well everyone else's feedback. Great Job everyone.

  • #NextGen Delegate

    Let us all know when your interview is accessible, I thank you in advance.

    - Joshua Chit Tun

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