The Civic Circle is a new youth-led podcast by the Bucks County Beacon tackling politics and policy from a Gen-Z lens. Sarah Zhang, Mallorie Marsan, and Alexandra Coffey are students from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Once a month they will chat about activism, advocacy, and all the political happenings affecting their generation today. They focus on PA politics and want the podcast to serve as a call to action for all young people to get involved in the civic process and demand change.
We focus this episode primarily on local school board wars and our experiences growing up in Central Bucks and Council Rock School Districts. We also discuss the incredible candidates running to replace extremist candidates on these boards. In the second half of the show, we welcome Kunal Atit, Bucks United's campaign manager, who shares his story and why these school board races matter so much.
Sarah Zhang is a CB East grad and sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill.
Mallorie Marsin is a Council Rock South grad and freshman at Temple University.