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|Born||November 22, 2000|
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|Alma mater||Emerson College|
|Known for||Founding For the People|
Tayon Kulos (born November 22, 2000) is an American democratic political activist and commentator.
Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Kulos long held an interest in politics; writing on Medium since 2016, holding a walk-out at his high school and holding a protest in the Boston Common.
In 2020, Kulos launched and founded, For The People, a non-profit news analysis and political action platform to encourage young voters of color to take political action ahead of the 2020 presidential election.
Kulos describes himself as progressive, noting, “that doesn’t make me any less of a Democrat, which I am, and will always be.” Before launching the organization, he appeared at events for and met numerous Democratic candidates like Senator Elizabeth Warren, Congresswoman Ayanna Presley and Senator Chris Murphy. He supported Bernie Sanders in the 2020 Democratic primary.
In August 2020, Kulos said he was looking at hosting the first ever national conference for young, progressive and minority voters, similar to the 1977 National Women’s Conference.
Early life and education
Born in Norwich, Connecticut, Kulos was raised by his mother and her family in Greenville, and his grandmother, and her family, in the downtown area. Kulos attended elementary school at the now-demolished Greenville Elementary School, where his principal gave him an autographed poster of former President Barack Obama, telling him he reminded her of the former president. He later went to a performing arts high school where he studied acting, although he decided to pursue political communication when he was enrolled in Emerson College. In high school, he was student council president, and led a walk out, garnering local and state news coverage after he called the media against the school administration’s wishes.
For the people (2020)
In 2018, as a freshman at Emerson College, Kulos originally started the organization with students involved in increasing political engagement amongst young and minority voters. However, after failing to launch the website, he perused two years of studies before launching the organization again during the COVID-19 pandemic, and just weeks before the 2020 racial justice protests. The site’s unique aspect includes the answering of three questions on news analysis pieces: “What do I need to know?,” “How does it affect me?,” and “How can I do something about it?”
Kulos describes himself as progressive.
In the media
- ↑ "Connecticut Students Continue Call for Change". NBC Connecticut. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
- ↑ "Introducing…". For The People. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
- ↑ Bravo, Diana (2018-10-28). "Student protest disavows Trump administration". The Berkeley Beacon. Retrieved 2020-08-10.
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