Top Engaging People – the NoLo Awards

For a long time young people of voting age between the ages of about 18-30 (ish) were considered to be apathetic. As a result, many politicians didn’t cater t their concerns and policy interests because they weren’t active. And because the politicians didn’t pay as much attention there was minimal motivation. We had the classic chicken and the egg dilemma. Over time the activism of young Americans and even young adults around the world has grown. As many know there was a record turnout of young voters in 2008 and immersion in the civic process has continued beyond the voting booth through social media and just word of mouth.

In addition, the presentation of politics has changed significantly to make it overall more interesting and engaging to many. There are many standout people, organizations, and programs I’d like to point out and thank for working toward increasing young people’s involvement. Please note although many of these programs use comedy/satire and should likely be fact checked after reading watching – they are still phenomenal. So I like to think of this post like a fun award. Let’s call them the NoLos (Short for a A Future of No Loans – for those who spread the word about the student debt crisis and other important policies for young people, the nation, and the world in captivating) Although not as well-known as an Emmy or Nickelodeon’s Kid’s Choice Award, but worthy nonetheless.

So… Here are the winners! (alphabetical order and yes many are political comedians.)

  1. Amy Poehler
  2. Chris Rock
  3. College Humor
  4. Fred Armisen
  5. I am not a loan
  6. Jason Sudeikis
  7. Jessica Williams
  8. Jimmy Fallon
  9. Jimmy Kimmel
  10. John Stewart
  11. Our Time
  12. Samantha Bee
  13. Sarah Silverman
  14. Seth Meyers
  15. SNL
  16. Steven Colbert
  17. The West Wing (TV show)
  18. Tina Fey
  19. Will Ferrell

This is an initial list. If you think I missed anyone vital, please comment and I may add them in to expand beyond these media figures if deserving.


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