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High schools students to hold Democratic gubernatorial debate on Sunday

Mar 8, 2018

The rise in student activism and interest in politics is being felt across the nation. We've seen it, of course, with the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.

One example here in Michigan is a debate this coming Sunday among the Democrats running for governor. It's being held at Bloomfield Hills High School and it's put on by a student-founded and student-run non-profit group called Engage 18.

Engage 18's co-founders Zachariah Farah and Michael Goldman-Brown, Jr. joined Stateside to discuss the upcoming debate and more. They're both seniors at Bloomfield Hills High School.

Listen above to hear how and why Engage 18 was formed, about the group's goal to teach their peers about politics, and why they do not feel represented by their elected officials.

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