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These Iowa high schoolers' messages to the next president will restore your faith in humanity

What do America’s teens want from the next president? How about affordable education, immigration reform, reduced poverty, and reproductive rights for women? And really, who doesn’t want the weekend to be three days longer? Watch the video above and slow-clap for these smart, engaged kids.

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum, which we’ll be broadcasting live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET from Drake University in Des Moines. The forum will focus on where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to America’s growing multicultural population. Tune in to Fusion’s cable network, or watch the livestream on Fusion.net, Facebook, and YouTube. And download the Fusion app and join the conversation during the forum. Available on iOS and Android.

You can add your voice to our #DearNextPresident project, too. Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president … ” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.

These Iowa high schoolers' messages to the next president will restore your faith in humanity

What do America’s teens want from the next president? How about affordable education, immigration reform, reduced poverty, and reproductive rights for women? And really, who doesn’t want the weekend to be three days longer? Watch the video above and slow-clap for these smart, engaged kids.

Fusion’s #DearNextPresident team is bringing you messages from young, diverse Iowans all this week, ahead of next week’s Brown & Black Presidential Forum, which we’ll be broadcasting live on Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. ET from Drake University in Des Moines. The forum will focus on where the candidates stand on issues that matter most to America’s growing multicultural population. Tune in to Fusion’s cable network, or watch the livestream on Fusion.net, Facebook, and YouTube. And download the Fusion app and join the conversation during the forum. Available on iOS and Android.

You can add your voice to our #DearNextPresident project, too. Fusion is asking young people around the country to talk about their most pressing issues this election season using the phrase “Dear next president … ” You can learn more about the project, hear more voices from the campaign, and learn how to contribute your own video to #DearNextPresident.

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