Your Voice Matters
If you’re too young to vote, how else can you get involved?
You can write letters to your political representatives, you can start a petition, attend school board meetings – there are so many ways young people can affect change.
You can find the addresses of your elected representatives easily:
For your California representatives;
Send a respectful, well-worded email to your representative about an issue of importance to you.
Or you can take more concrete action – here are some ideas:
You can invite speakers to your school or youth organization, as these young people did: Students: YAF – Conservative Student Activists
Or you can be involved here: https://youthactivismproject.org
You can pre-register to vote when you’re 16 years old
Do you agree with the ideas presented in this video? Why or why not?
What can you do to address a problem that faces you or your community? Write a brief paragraph describing a problem that needs to be addressed and list three actions you can take to help solve the problem.
How do you know who to vote for?
Take this issue-based quiz to find out which candidate best supports your positions.
What have other young people done to make a change?
Here are young students who have made a difference:
- Malala Yousafzai: 9 Facts on Her Extraordinary Life
- Greta Thunberg Is TIME’s 2019 Person of the Year
- Kids sue the US government over climate change, and Trump fights back in court
- The rising tide of conservative climate activism
Here’s an article about students who sued their state in order to have access to civics education:
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