"You get a wave when one person rises up like a sun, but you get movement when the brave rise up as one."
Created by Los Angeles natives, directed and edited by Gabrielle Gorman and featuring a beautiful and powerful poem written and performed by her sister, Amanda Gorman, the Nation’s First Youth Poet Laureate.
The video was inspired by the statewide “Rise Up As One” movement, which has emerged out of California’s diverse communities and continues to gain steam throughout the state and beyond.
Check out these videos made by young sons & brothers across California! From Fresno to Oakland to Merced, they're getting the word out to other young men about how and why they should get covered under Obamacare. Young people have a lot going on and getting health insurance probably isn't at the top of their list. But it's essential. Accidents happen and no one is invincible without health insurance. The videos below are about two minutes or less. They range from raps to animations to dramatizations. A big congratulations to all the young people who participated. And to all the Building Healthy Community partners who helped make these happen! Help spread the word that it's time for all of California to Get Covered! There may be new options for you under Obamacare. Go to www.getcoveredca.com or www.asegurate.com to learn more!
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