In 2004, when Senator John Kerry was the Democratic nominee for President, 11-year-old Ilana Wexler started a group called Kids for Kerry. She was noticed by the people campaigning for Kerry and even asked to make a speech at the Democratic convention (click here to watch it). In that speech she said, "Kids, this is about our futures. Make sure all the adults you know get out and vote."
And the Democrats didn't forget about her. For the 2008 election, Senator Clinton worked hard to get Ilana to endorse her, but Ilana decided to endorse Senator Obama. Ilana is now 15 and a student at Berkeley High School in Berkeley, California. She is working to get more people, especially young adults, to vote. Photo, right, by Mark Costantini of the San Francisco Chronicle.)
~Celeste, Eli's mom