Resolution to Support a Program to Prepare Students to Vote

The following resolution was submitted by the Delegation of the 31st LD Democrats to the 2022 WA State Democrats Convention


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.

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