Reported by Louisa Rechter
Filmed by: Elizabeth Rechter
Since childhood, Jake Horowitz and Chris Altchek have been political nemeses. Jake, who is liberal, and Chris, who is conservative, always shared a love for challenging each other on current issues. After graduating from Stanford and Harvard, Chris worked for Goldman Sachs and Jake traveled in the Middle East. While they enjoyed their experiences away, they eventually found themselves back in New York City following their passion for politics. Wanting to engage young adults in debates about real issues, Jake and Chris developed a hip and intelligent platform for passionate youngsters to voice their opinions: www.PolicyMic.com.
Y&P visited their Harlem office (and home) the night of Obama’s State of the Union. Young and eager intellectuals flocked the living room with laptops, pizza and beer…PolicyMic was live blogging the address. The crew of PolicyMic was kind enough to share their story (and beer) with the ladies of Y&P.