In his work to change the message of “we don’t want nobody nobody sent” to a call to action for young people to get involved and directly affect their world, Judge Mikva provided young people like myself opportunities to not only get involved, but become immersed in the political scene on all sides. I’m lucky to have had opportunities to get involved working on a congressional campaign in my own district, but through Mikva Challenge, a group of Republicans and Democrats alike were able to learn from and participate in campaigns that we both agreed and disagreed with. My experience with Mikva Challenge was the most influential, hands-on learning experience I have had, and Judge Mikva’s legacy will live on through all of us who were able to have those experiences because of him.
Tribute to Ab Mikva: Megan Rivkin
July 26, 2016