Deon is a senior at Burton High School and runs track. If Deon had a superpower, he would like to attain all the attributes of superman a.k.a Clark Kent the Reporter. The reasons he would like to have superman powers is that he sees them as a chance to get rid of weapons of mass destruction. The type of weapons Deon would like to see destroyed are nuclear bombs, which have put the world in a state of fear ever since World War 2. Nuclear weapons are a problem that he would like to see demolished and dismantled so that people do not have to fear something such as an apocalypse. He would also like to see people happy and at ease throughout the world.
Arianna Wu is a current eighth grader at St. Anne School. She is passionate about social justice, youth empowerment, art, coding, and science. She decided to be part of Vote 16 YEA because she truly believes the youth should have a voice in government decisions. If she had a super power, it would be telepathy or telekinesis.
Jillian Wu is a seventeen year old freshman at Haverford College. She is currently the D1 Youth Commissioner and Vice Chair of the San Francisco Youth Commission. She has worked on Vote16 since its start in January 2015 within the Youth Commission. She is incredibly excited to be working with this movement. If Jill had a superpower, it would be telekinesis.
Anna He (17 when pictured), has been working on Vote16SF since January 2015 and Vote16USA since November 2015. Lowering the voting age first interested Anna when she discovered that her parents did not vote, in fact, they were not even registered. After finding out that this was due to voter suppression efforts and lack of resources, Anna has been advocating for Vote16SF ever since. If she could have any superpower, she would choose the ability to steal others' superpowers.
Iris is a 16-years-old lifelong resident of San Francisco. She attended Lowell High School until the end of her sophomore year, at which point she left to attend Bard College at Simon’s Rock. Her passions include politics, art and environmental justice. Iris wouldn't want to have any superpower; she likes being human!
Carshell Green is a seventeen year old who is driven to succeed in every area of her life. Carshell's will to succeed comes from a very personal place in her life. She wasn't taught how to succeed nor did she see success around her as a child. In fact, Carshell is a foster child, and it was only recently in her self discovery that she learned what success is, what it looks like, and how to obtain it. She likes to pour her fears into a road and then walk it. Therefore, Carshell's fears will never hold her back from success.
The main reason Noah supports Vote16 is that he believes voting is the most basic civic duty, and that all people, 16 and 17 year olds included deserve the right to speak their mind. If Noah could have one superpower, it'd be telekinesis.
Polina is a senior at Campolindo High School, located in the East Bay. As one of the only YEA members not to reside in SF and go to school there, she is very focused on helping the cause. As a first-generation citizen, she is especially focused on giving a voice to the large amount of immigrants and their children that currently underrepresented in the political system. If she had a superpower, it would be to manipulate the probability of events.
Anna is an upcoming freshman at UC Berkeley. As a proud youth advocate, she is in support for Vote16 because she believes that the youth are completely capable to make decisions that'll affect both their lives and the lives of others. They have the knowledge and the tools to complete their goals as well as the drive to make a change in their communities. If Anna had a superpower, it would be time travel (not the butterfly effect).
As president Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "A man without a vote is a man without protection." 16 and 17 year olds have so many civic responsibilities, yet their voices aren't heard. Lorelei is fighting for the expansion of voting rights to 16 and 17 year olds to protect our most basic civil rights.
If Lorelei could have one superpower, it'd be the ability to duplicate myself, so that she can be in several places at once. She wants to do lots of things, but there are only so many hours in a day. She thinks the best solution to that problem is having several Lorelei's roaming the world!
Joshua started on Vote 6SF about a year. Through Vote 16, he has learned a lot about his city and community and dedicated himself to make a change locally. Josh will also be the district 4 Youth Commissioner in the upcoming 2016-2017 term. If Josh could have any superpower, he would have super speed.
Cami Doo is 15 years old and attends St. Ignatius College Preparatory as a junior. She got involved with Vote16 because as an aspiring journalist, she believe everyone has a unique voice. If she had a superpower, it would be Kitty Pryde's.
Oliver York is a junior at Lick-Wilmerding High School. He has worked on Vote16 since the fall of 2014 and has enjoyed watching the campaign grow from ground up.
Oliver is a founding member of Vote16USA, the SF District 7 Youth Council and the NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Board.
He comes to Vote16 with a background in motivating teenagers and persuasive speech and debate. Oliver's other passions include performing arts, design, and environmental science.
Oliver's ideal superpower would be to have one extra hour each day.
Neo is a freshman at Lowell High School. He has been an advocate for the youth communities since elementary school. He has served in school student council for four years and this year his devotes his time to the Vote 16 campaign. In his free time, he enjoys playing piano, viola, and skiing.
Chanun Ong is a rising junior at Academy High School. As an active youth representative on the Student Advisory Council and the SF District 7 Youth Council, he started work on the Vote16 campaign in early 2016. A large part of Chanun’s experience comes from his four years of work at the California Academy of Sciences. In the past two years, he has watched and learned from powerful public speakers, both adult and youth, through his involvement in youth government. Chanun is an avid baseball player, scuba diver, and ice cream enthusiast. Chanun’s superpower of choice would be the ability to turn back time.
Jessica Eng is a seventeen-year-old senior at Lowell HS and a member of the Vote16 Media Team. She is also the 2016-2017 student delegate to the San Francisco Board of Education and an active member on the Student Advisory Council. She joined Vote16 because after three years on the SAC, she believes that youth have diverse voices that need to be heard. Wonder Woman embodies what she looks for in a super heroine.
Ashley Judilla is a freshman at University of the Pacific, majoring in International Relations at the School of International Studies. Ashley believes in being an active member of one's community; living by the words of her favorite superhero, Captain America, "When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree by the river of truth and tell the whole world, 'No, you move.'" If she could have one superpower, it would be waterbending.
Eli is a junior at the Bay School of San Francisco and a member of the Vote16SF media team. They believe that lowering the voting age is important because it would create a future generation of active and informed voters. If they could gain any superpower, it would probably be the ability to create rain.