12-Year-Old Girl Inspires Vermont Legislature to Approve Gay Marriage Rights in Vermont

Evann Orleck-Jetter testified at the public hearings on gay marriage last month before Vermont’s Joint Senate and House Judiciary Committees. Many legislators later told Evann and her parents that her testimony had moved them to support the bill.

Watch the interview on Democracy Now!

Youth advocacy is a vital component of social movement. Another reason to educate your community’s youth in media literacy, the legislative system, and how one person can make a difference.