Skip Blumberg interviews people in Washington DC outside the White House. This is raw footage of a man in Hawaii for "None of the Above," a documentary special focusing on non-voters during the 1996 Presidential primaries. Tape #2.
00:22Copy video clip URL Chris, who is a student from Western Michigan University, speaks about getting involved in volunteer organizations and supporting those in need in one’s community. He notes that voting is one of the most important things one can do. He compares the temptation of apathy in voting with volunteering.
03:40Copy video clip URL Interview with Mark who says that getting involved is the only way to make things better. He explains that he just went to a educational session on voter apathy and learned that a number of excuses are used for those who do not vote.
10:00Copy video clip URL Brenda Meyers from Chickamauga, Georgia speaks about voting as making a statement to those in power. She criticizes the cost of the government, salaries of politicians, and policies that are taking away benefits from the “little people.”
16:30Copy video clip URL Interview with a young man on roller blades, who says he does not like any of the candidates and that they are out of touch with the youth of today.
19:37Copy video clip URL Interview with Concepcion, who has been sitting in front of the White House since 1981 in a White House Peace Vigil. She speaks out against the use of funds for the arms race and away from the needs of children. She says that she wants a President who speaks for the public.
27:20Copy video clip URL Interview with Ellen Thomas who has been sitting in vigil for nuclear disarmament for 12 years. She emphatically stresses the importance of being engaged in the political process and how those in power have not been receptive to nuclear disarmament in any serious way.
33:14Copy video clip URL End of tape.