Last weekend we attended Community Coalition’s third annual PowerFest in Martin Luther King Park. The event included food trucks, educational booths and musical performances by Mali Music, Las Cafeteras and Mr. Choc. While we came to support the community, we also came to see what South Los Angelenos think about the national debt.
As with previous street interviews, PowerFest attendees seriously underestimated how much debt we owe, but most feel a sense of frustration at such a high number. We heard feedback like, “We don’t know (the debt) because the media doesn’t want us to know” and “We’re too busy working to make a difference.” We also heard the importance of coming together to tackle this problem.
Speaking with community members reiterates our passion for the cause. While you’re working to make ends meet, A Generation Empowered will represent your voice. We will educate the community where the media won’t. Most importantly, A Generation Empowered knows it’s time to put politics aside and come together for this cause. The support we received on Saturday only encourages us work harder!
Thank you Community Coalition for making a difference in our community. We hope to make one as well. Maybe at PowerFest 2015, A Generation Empowered will have a booth? Stay tuned, we hope to see you there.
See what people thought of the national debt below!