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Matthew Segal

OurTime and ATTN:

Matthew Segal is the co-founder and executive editor of Attn:, a new media company with a mission to inform, educate, and empower the millennial generation as well as encourage social change. In this capacity, he oversees daily commentary, videos, and news articles that break down important issues worthy of his generation’s attention and civic involvement.

Previously, Matthew was the co-founder and president of OurTime.org, one of the nation’s largest advocacy organizations for young Americans. While at OurTime.org, he led campaigns to expand job opportunities, voting rights, and civic education among his generation while devising strategic partnerships with media brands to enhance the voice of his peers. Under his leadership, OurTime.org also registered hundreds of thousands of voters; rallied celebrities, artists and musicians to educate millions through social media; and built state-of-the-art voting technology to assist people with ballot questions and concerns. Matthew is also a regular TV commentator who contributes to MSNBC and has been a recurring guest on The TODAY Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, and the CBS Evening News.

Matthew became a political activist at Kenyon College in Ohio, when his campus polling place experienced the longest voting lines in the 2004 presidential election. He testified to Congress at age 19 to discuss ballot access for young Americans, and soon after founded a student organization, which expanded to 40 college campuses in more than 15 states. 

In early 2009, Matthew co-led the 80 Million Strong Coalition, which was the largest campaign of organizations in the United States committed to addressing youth unemployment and other economic challenges facing individuals under 30. In this capacity, Matthew spearheaded a national jobs summit of hundreds of young leaders on Capitol Hill, provided testimony to the House Education and Labor Committee, and was the only young social entrepreneur invited to attend President Obama’s jobs summit with CEOs and Fortune 500 executives about economic growth. 

Born in Chicago, Matthew graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College in Ohio in 2008.