it starts at
commencement.
it ends at
the ballot box.

students and grad speakers?

join the movement here

take the pledge

one pledge.
17 million voices.

written by student leaders, this powerful pledge will echo across commencement ceremonies throughout the U.S.

read it. tweak it. make it your own.

Today, along with thousands of other students across the country, I’m donating the next 60 seconds of this speech to take a pledge for our future. In the next four years, 17 million of us will be eligible to vote. That makes Generation Z this country’s largest swing state. Not red, not blue, but human. And together, we have the power to shape the world we want to live in. So, today I’m pledging to vote on three basic human rights: equality across race, gender, and sexual orientation, safety from gun violence, and action on climate change. If you care about the world we’re inheriting, I urge you to take the pledge with me. Together, we can create a healthier, safer, brighter America. We're the adults now.

download the pledge

not making a speech at graduation?

You can still get involved! Take a selfie in your cap and gown and share it on social using #donate60seconds – because you know what they say, a picture’s worth 17 million votes.

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or use your grad cap to make a statement

these mortarboard posters make it easy to get involved at commencement. Simply download, print, stick, and don’t forget to share on social using hashtag #donate60seconds.

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what we're saying

we can build a lot of change for the better.

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