The Monarch

MAP in the Era of COVID-19

From the Youth Climate Strike to the GenUP March for Education, MAP was a powerful force in advocating at the local, state, and federal levels. Despite the pandemic, MAP continues to forge ahead, pushing for change in a time where it is so critically needed.

Rahul Ramarao and Priscilla Kim

October 15, 2020

Despite the underlying sense of stagnation in our daily lives, one group continues to seek change in a time when change feels faraway: our school’s student-led advocacy team, MAP, or the Mitty Advocacy Project.

Kamala Harris: The First Woman of Color on a Presidential Ticket

Kamala Harris speaking to attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People.

Elizabeth Joseph, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

A political pioneer in the realms of both gender and race, Kamala Harris’ nomination strikes a meaningful chord among minorities everywhere.

Campaigning During COVID-19

Local campaigns have been forced to adapt to the ever-changing political landscape, adopting once-unconventional means of campaigning.

Nicholas Corral and Stella Park

October 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. However, the 2020 election campaigns continue—with a virtual spin.

Fires Ravage California

Fires have ravaged California this past month, destroying millions of acres and thousands of homes.

Akhilesh Balasingam and Irene Park

October 12, 2020

As of September 27, 3.2 million acres of land have been burned in California, record-breaking devastation for a state that has faced severe droughts, earthquakes, and other natural disasters in the last five years. 

Youth Advocates Saving Ethnic Studies in CA

This past summer, thousands filled the streets to call for significant structural changes to the education system.

Anousha Athreya, Staff Writer

October 10, 2020

With the recent movements pushing to dismantle systemic racism, America has been forced to look to its core institutions to rid the nation of the injustices that plague our society. One such institution is the education system. The lack of ethnic studies curricula in school districts across California is ...

Your September Briefing

Your September Briefing

Gwendolyn Patwardhan, Staff Writer

October 4, 2020

From the poisoning of the Russian president's opponent to the mysterious stranding of whales on Australian beaches, a lot happened in September. Read more inside.

Presidential Election at Risk Due to USPS Changes

Mailboxes like these were removed from neighborhoods in recent, large-scale changes to the USPS.

Meraf Sergoalem, Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

The effectiveness of mail-in voting is a controversial issue among both Republican and Democratic parties.

Want to join the movement?

September 30, 2020

Town hall meetings, guest speaker series, and Voter Awareness Week for the upcoming election are upcoming virtual opportunities that will be made available this fall. Interested in these initiatives and activism opportunities? Learn more about or join the MAP program by attending weekly Thursday ...

The Vision

September 30, 2020

From the integration of racial justice to new outreach initiatives, MAP is pushing forward even during these hard times to make sure the youth have a voice. This is our age and we have to fight to make our vision of the future a reality. Despite the change of landscape in our world, MAP is continuing...

MAPInc: A Pioneer in International Youth Advocacy

September 30, 2020

To extend their commitment in supporting youth advocates beyond the local community, MAP has forged a new relationship with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) this year to engage with international advocacy. CRS’ mission is grounded in supporting international communities, such as refugees fleeing conflict ...

In the Larger Community

September 30, 2020

Beyond Mitty, MAP is also looking to generate greater local community involvement, for example in Santa Clara County. An example of how MAP is trying to go about this is by planning town halls with local representatives to discuss crucial issues. As for trips with a more immersion-like experience, such as the...

Online Initiatives

September 30, 2020

In fact, the online context has introduced the possibility of using different virtual platforms like Zoom to meet with legislators and social media avenues to more effectively advocate during these times. The shift online eliminates limitations like transportation and commute time, which means that M...

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