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Samantha Hurley: Young Climate and Social Activist Who is Legally Blind

In addition to being a rising high school senior, 17-year-old Samantha Hurley serves as the Director of Communications for the organization “Access the Polls,” which aims to increase access among people with disabilities in civic engagement. She also uploads to her own YouTube channel and participates in ZeroHour’s music and songwriting teams, “ which use popular culture to encourage a culture shift regarding climate/justice. She advocates including people with disabilities in “organizing, narrative, and leadership. Find out more about her work from the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).