Music Island concerts has entered a new partnership with the public affairs program “Virtually Speaking” to present musical programming to accompany selected public affairs events. Today AldoManutio Abruzzo provides a musical introduction to an appearance by Mike Connery, co-founder of “Music for America”
Interview @ 6 pm SLT
Michael Connery is the author of Youth to Power: How Today’s Young Voters Are Building Tomorrow’s Progressive Majority, a book about the role of the Millennial Generation in progressive politics. In addition to blogging at Future Majority, Michael occasionally contributes to MyDD, TechPresident and Huffington Post’s “Off the Bus” blog.
A political junkie and accidental activist who became involved in politics during the early days of the Dean campaign, Mike is a founder of Music for America, and served as its Communications Director and Web Editor from February 2003 until December of 2004.
Michael is a Board Member of the Young Voter PAC, an At-Large member of the DNC Youth Council, and sits on the Advisory Board of HeadCount, a non profit that registers young voters at live music events. In 2003, he was the cofounder of a similar organization called Music for America, and served as its Communications Director and Web Editor in 2003 and 2004. In 2008, he was a National New Media Fellow with the Center for Independent Media.
Michael has a BA in English and Philosophy from Boston College and an MA in English from Indiana University in Bloomington.