October 2020 Newsletter
Matthew McConaughey Helps Support Voter Registration
JKL Founder Matthew McConaughey participated in Facebook Watch’s Vote-A-Thon 2020 on Tuesday, Sept. 22, to support National Voter Registration Day.
The non-partisan educational event aimed to register 4 million voters in order to become the largest voting information campaign in American history. The reimagined telethon, featuring informational games, absentee ballot tutorials and helpful reminders ultimately sent Facebook users to its Voting Information Center with important resources ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. In case you missed it, you can check out the video here.
2020 Election: JKL Students Get Involved
This year, we want to make sure that our just keep livin students know that their voices matter! Our goal is to equipped the JKL community with information and resources needed to help get everyone who is eligible to vote registered.
We have also encouraged our younger students to spread awareness for the importance of voting as well as pledge to vote when they are of age. This is such an important and exciting time for the first-time voters in our program and we are happy to provide assistance throughout the process.
Additionally, we had the pleasure of hosting guest speaker, Sydney Rose from Vote.org, who led a great presentation about easy-to-use online voter tools and how to access local voter information. We have a number of additional events and activities coming up with a focus on voting and we look forward to the impacting change that comes through education and accessibility to quality information.
What Are You Grateful For?
“I’m grateful for all the obstacles in my life. They have strengthened me as I continue with my journey.”
– Lesely, Sam Houston High School, Texas
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“I’m grateful for social media because even though I can’t vote, at least I can encourage others to.”
– Malik, Anacostia High School, Washington D.C.
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“I’m grateful for being alive and having the confidence to show my face on camera, on Zoom because I remember there was a time where I had a shell and I couldn’t even do that, so I am just proud and grateful.”
– Mya, New Visions High School, New York
Honoring Those Lost on 9/11
JKL Founder Matthew McConaughey joined other celebrities including Alec Baldwin and Kristen Bell for Cantor Fitzgerald & BGC Partners’ virtual Charity Day 2020, a one-day event that works to honor the lives of those lost on 9/11.
These philanthropic famous faces joined the trading firm’s clients and employees in a virtual meet and greet session to raise funds for charitable organizations. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund, which has raised approximately $180 million globally since its inception, was created to commemorate the 658 Cantor employees and 61 Eurobrokers lost in the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
The founders pledged on day one that help would always be there, not just to assist those affected by 9/11, but to provide hope and support around the globe. In addition to this worthy organization, the event also raised $10 million for hundreds of other charities around the world, including the just keep livin Foundation.
Pick Up Matthew McConaughey’s Memoir Later This Month!
Ever since I learned to write, I’ve been keeping a journal, writing down anything that turned me on, turned me off, made me laugh, made me cry, made me question, or kept me up at night,” McConaughey says in a video message to his social media followers.
“Two years ago, I worked up the courage to take all of those journals off into solitary confinement just to see what the hell I had, and I returned with a book.”
That book is called Greenlights, an unconventional memoir filled with raucous stories, outlaw wisdom, and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. When asked about the meaning of the title, McConaughey said, “it’s the story about how I have — and we all can — catch more of them in this life we’re livin’. Greenlights, which McConaughey calls, “a love letter to life,” is available from Penguin Random House on October 20th.
Camila’s Tips: No Mayo Coleslaw
This recipe goes well with everything!!!! Eat it alone or enjoy it as a dish by itself!
The cabbage will last you a long time in the refrigerator before you shred it, and then it will last you few days after you make this recipe! With the times we are going through now, it is essential to make things that will last longer and require you to take fewer trips to the store! It is also a super inexpensive recipe to make, and a better-for-you version of coleslaw because it doesn’t have the mayo.
• Green Cabbage
• 1 large red apple julienned or thin sliced (I used Granny Smith )
• 1/2 or 1/4 red red onion thinly sliced (the amount depends on the size of your cabbage )
• 3 tbsp coarsely chopped mint
• 2 tbsp lemon juice
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• 2 tsp apple cider vinegar≈ • 1-2 tsp white wine vinegar
• Salt to taste
1. Finely shred the cabbage using a mandoline. If you don’t have one, use a sharp knife and shred as fine as you can! The thinner the cabbage, the better this will taste.
2. Combine all the other Ingredients and mix together in a large bowl. Taste it as you go to see if it needs any more acidity, moisture or salt!
3. Can be served right the way or it gets better next day!
Swag of the Month: Camo Time!
You won’t blend in when you sport the just keep livin hoodie or cap. Perfect for those cooler days ahead.