The League of Young Voters makes their mark





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Published on Sep 14, 2012

[BlackTree TV - Los Angeles]
The League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF), in partnership with AllHipHop.com and Rock the Vote, engaged young voters with an interactive viewing party and panel discussions in Washington, D.C. with #BarackTalk 2012. Shown live on Ustream, the interactive experience allowed young voters to witness top political, music and media pundits voice their opinions on President Obama's State of the Union speech.

#BarackTalk 2012 was highlighted by three discussion panels featuring Dee-1 (rapper/activist), RhymeFest (hip-hop artist), Chuck Creekmur (AllHipHop.com), Janee Bolden (Bossip.com), Andreas Hale (TheWellVersed.com), Shaheem Reid (MTV and XXL), Michale Skolnik (GlobalGrind.com) and more. Viewers joined the conversation by tweeting #BarackTalk, with panelists answering their questions. During the event, our Ustream viewer count exceeded 32,000 viewers.

Additional partners included Cashmere Agency, UStream, TurboVote, Busboys and Poets, Sierra Club, Energy Action Coalition, Green for All, USSA, Black Youth Project, and Headcount. The event was paid for in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

Check out the recap video below for all of the festivities and lively discussion from last night's event.

WATCH #BarackTalk 2012

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