Resolution to Support a Program to Prepare Students to Vote and Encourage Voter Registration for Youth in High School
WHEREAS, students graduating from high school are uninformed of how to be a part of the government process, not knowing how the United States government works, not knowing how the state government works, nor how they can affect change; and,
WHEREAS, students do not have a time, means or knowledge of how to register to vote; and,
WHEREAS, assisting students in participating in the democratic process is not partisan by nature; and,
WHEREAS, in Washington state, students need only be 16 years old in order to register to vote; and,
WHEREAS, a program to develop students’ understanding of how they can affect change in government – both at the state and federal level, could help students grasp their role in the democratic process and motivate them to get involved;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the 31st Legislative District Democrats endorse creation of a program to prepare young students to vote with the goal of teaching the necessities of civic government, both state and federal; and,
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the 31st Legislative District Democrats endorse creation of a program to encourage voter registration for youth in high school; and,
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
This resolution was submitted by the Delegation of the 31st LD Democrats to the 2022 WA State Democrats Convention. It was adopted by the Convention as a whole on June 25th, 2022.