We’ve seen the presidential debate news – when CNN’s Candy Crowley moderates the second presidential debate on October 16, she’ll be the first female moderator of a U.S. presidential debate since 1992. That’s 20 years ago when ABC’s Carole Simpson moderated the Clinton, Bush, Perot debate. It’s a victory for women and a victory for America.
And it’s a great story about how teens really do care about politics and gender equality – and how they use technology beyond Facebook:
The appointment of a female moderator happened after three 16-year-old Jersey girls — Emma Axelrod, Sammi Siegel and Elena Tsemberis – were shocked when they learned in their high school civics class that a woman has not moderated a U.S. general election presidential debate since 1992. They started a campaign on the citizen change site, Change.org, asking the Commission on Presidential Debates to select a female moderator. The title of the petition: “It’s Time for a Woman Moderator: Equality in the 2012 Presidential Debates!” The results: 180,000 signatures, making it the most successful melection campaign on Change.org. The girls and Change.org are declaring it a “Victory!”
READ MORE: Click Belowthe original article from Forbes, written by Denise Restauri