Mos Def, Van Jones, Wyclef Jean and Others Tell America What They Would Do as President

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New If I Were President video series challenges young people to influence the national agenda

Including these thought leaders and artists in If I Were President is a fun and relevant way of sparking further discussion around the ideas and issues that make this year's election especially important.

One Economy Corporation, a global nonprofit that uses technology to improve people's lives, and GOOD, an integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good, announced today the launch of 247Townhall's If I Were President - an online video series featuring musicians, actors, and thought leaders that promotes civic engagement among underserved young people. Distributed exclusively on GOOD's website (http://www.good.is), If I Were President provides an outlet for people to voice the changes they want to see in their communities and across the country.

From mandatory community service for athlete superstars to a clean energy job corps, these artists and activists lay out the policies they would implement as president. By asking artists like Murs and innovators like Majora Carter how they would lead the country, GOOD and One Economy are raising awareness and encouraging people to get involved in this year's election.

The online series began October 20 and will run through November 2. Full video release schedule includes:
Oct. 20: Mos Def & George Watsky
Oct. 23: Wyclef & Majora Carter
Oct. 27: Billy Parish & Murs
Oct. 30: Danny Gover & Hala Khouri
Nov. 2: Van Jones

"GOOD is excited to partner with OneEconomy, 247 Townhall, and Rock the Vote during an election cycle that has galvanized younger voters to participate," commented Craig Shapiro, president of new media, GOOD. "Including these thought leaders and artists in If I Were President is a fun and relevant way of sparking further discussion around the ideas and issues that make this year's election especially important."

Building on its history of using technology to connect people to information and resources, One Economy has launched a new website, 247 Townhall (http://www.247townhall.org), to challenge people in America at all economic levels to reclaim their voice, gain leverage in the political process and make changes in their own lives.

"America's youth have fresh ideas for our country--ideas we badly need," said 247 Townhall Managing Editor Mohammed Soriano Bilal. "If I Were President inspires young people to express their opinions and get involved."

About One Economy
One Economy Corporation is a global nonprofit that uses innovative approaches to deliver the power of technology and information to low-income people, connecting them to valuable tools for building better lives and entering the economic mainstream. Visit http://www.one-economy.com for more information.

About GOOD
GOOD is a multimedia company creating content at the intersection of entertainment and relevance across the print, web and live events platforms. GOOD provides a new voice in media, embracing this generation's merger of capitalism and idealism and brings together a community of smart, engaged, creative, ambitious individuals who "give a damn." GOOD's mission is to stimulate the culture of good by creating dialogue around things that matter. As a lifestyle brand, GOOD reflects a movement toward pragmatic idealism expressed through business, politics, culture and more. Additional information can be found at http://www.good.is.

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