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    Why Voting, And The Voting Rights Act, Should Matter To Changemakers

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    Social entrepreneurship is not a partisan issue. But changemaking—seeking to effect a positive change in a community—is inevitably a political act. And voting is an integral part of that act. Unfortunately, racial and ethnic discriminatory practices often prevent participation for everyone. A few US Fellows have come up with innovative solutions to break down some of the barriers.

    Ideas into action: Changemaking in the U.S. Hispanic Community

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    Jose Salcedo was one of the winners of Youth Venture and MTV Tr3s Agents of Change Campaign back in 2010. The campaign spotlighted the issues that affect the Hispanic community in the US including immigration, education, financial access, cultural integration, among others. Jose Salcedo represented a student led organization called Students Working for Equal Rights (SWER).

    Bezwada Wilson Wins the Ramon Magsaysay Award

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    Ashoka Fellow Bezwada Wilson is one of two Indian awardees of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for 2016.

    Jennifer Bailey: Faith Matters Network

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    Angelou Ezeilo: Greening Youth Foundation

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    Katie Orenstein: The OpEd Project

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    #LeadYoung - How Kevin Ochi is Part of a Movement that is Transforming the Lives of 15,000 Young People in Argentina

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    Kevin spent his adolescence in an institution. Upon graduation, he realized that his experience could be useful to others.