Joyce admits he couldnt blame young voters for being apathetic. He says the current system that parties are using to gain political interest isnt working, and that people his age (hes now 21) think politicians are only interested in them when its voting time. So Joyce and two of his friends Matthew Baratz, a student at FAU, and Alexander Lewy, a congressional aide for Kendrick Meek have decided to take matters into their own hands. Theyve started Party Politics, an organization aimed at raising their generations interest in politics by approaching them on their own terms. Most young people have busy lives, so we thought, Why dont we incorporate what our generation does say going to a club on Friday night and provide entertainment in addition to an opportunity to explore the political realm? Joyce says.
And thats just what theyll do. Joyce and company are inviting all peeps to join them in a throw down at Passion Nightclub (5701 Seminole Way, Hollywood) this Friday. The party wont be heavily political; they just want people to show up and have a good time in hopes theyll come back for more politically themed events in the future. Admission is free if you bring a printed flyer from www.yourpartypolitics.com, and it includes access to the sponsors VIP room and open bar from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Fri., Nov. 9, 10 p.m., 2007