Yara Shahidi Talks 'Eighteen x 18' Voting Initiative at Embrace Ambition Summit 2018

Yara Shahidi Talks 'Eighteen x 18' Voting Initiative at Embrace Ambition Summit 2018

Yara Shahidi takes a photo with Tory Burch at the Tory Burch Foundation’s first ever Embrace Ambition Summit on Tuesday (April 24) in New York City.

The 18-year-old grown-ish actress was on hand to talk about her college plans, pay gaps, self confidence, and her Eighteen x 18 initiative, which encourages her peers of young people to get out and vote in the midterm elections this coming November.

“We have midterm elections this year in November and they’re a very big deal,” Yara said, via WWD. “Oftentimes, politics aren’t marketed to my generation…it’s convoluted and theoretical and not focused on the human. It’s really important to get as much support from young voters as possible. Right now voting is a middle class hobby.”

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