Leagues in 21 communities recently wrapped up their work on the LWVEF 2012 High School Voter Registration Project. All in all, the fabulous volunteer teams visited a total of 166 schools and helped more than 8,500 young people register to vote for the first time!
It seems like we’re in a non-stop election cycle! People have been talking about the 2012 elections since the day after the 2008 election, and we still have months to go until we head to the polls in November.
With all the hullaballoo last week over the Supreme Court’s decisions on health care and immigration, it’s not surprising that most people missed a four-line order issued on Thursday, well after the health care decision was announced. But for those of us closely following voter registration issues, those four lines spoke volumes.
Social Studies teacher Jan Goldberg has been registering voters who turn 18 at Riverside-Brookfield High School in the Chicago (IL) suburbs for 20 years! She explains: “I use about 20 students a year to help and act as deputy registrars.” County officials come to the school to train and deputize the students.
The leaders you elect make the decisions that affect you – your job, health care, energy costs, security and more. The League helps you to get registered, get to know the candidates and issues, and get out and vote.