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Why Don't Young People Vote? Drew Barrymore Wants Answers
Drew Barrymore noticed a problem.
A mere 36 percent of eligible 18- to 24-year-olds punched their ticket at the polls in the last presidential election. Since getting the voting age lowered to 18 in 1972, young people have been increasingly less interested in showing up on Election Day.
In an effort to understand and unravel the issues of low voter turnout, Barrymore set out across the Unites States in hopes of learning more about the electoral process and efforts to get young people involved in democracy. From her home in Los Angeles to stops in New York; Washington, D.C.; Selma, Alabama; and a handful of other towns, Barrymore sought to learn why so many kids have a hard time connecting with politics.
Along the way, she listened to the insights of everyone from Fat Mike of punk group NOFX to former Christian Coalition Director Ralph Reed to the citizens of Selma, who marched and lived through this country's greatest struggle for equal rights. Source
Little Girl Lost (autobiography)
The book's contents cover the events from her birth to her day of recovery at fourteen, and naturally considerable part is devoted to her days of decline into drinking and drug. Drew doesn't conceal the truth about her personality, difficult relationship with her mother, many adventures resulting from her behavior, and hard days in the hospital. Her first-hand knowledge is, however, what many teenagers would feel in their own life, and probably many teens and adults alike can relate to the honest Drew; that is the best past of the book, and Drew's harrowing personal experience must not be dismissed as a simple, usual, celebrity's gossip you will forget next day.
And thanks to her wise decision, the book includes many pages recording her good days in Hollywood. The most memorable is her memoir during the shooting of "ET" and her friendship with the director Steven Spielberg. Her recollection is full of happy episodes, which are as touching as the film itself, and it is easy to understand that the movie means a lot to them. She also remembers her funny tall tales she made before Spielberg at the audition for "ET," and nervous feelings at her appearance on TV "Saturday Night Live" as a host. Source
World Food Programme
WFP was established in 1963. Its mission is to provide food aid to: 1) save lives in refugee and other emergency situations; 2) improve the nutrition and quality of life of the most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives: 3) help build assets and promote the self-reliance of poor people and communities, particularly through labour intensive works programs.
Much Love Animal Rescue exists to rescue abused, neglected and homeless animals from the streets and shelters of Los Angeles and place them in loving homes. Much Love is a 100% non-profit organization run entirely by dedicated volunteers who offer their time and resources to house, train, transport and care for these animals.