Video: Project Citizen Students Engage Voters

Apr 03, 2012 / Project Citizen
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Seventh-grade Project Citizen students from Dan McCarty School in Fort Pierce, Florida, noticed a problem: low voter turnout. Using social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, they started a campaign to engage Florida residents in the voting process.


CBS12Teacher Heather Eakins explained that her students are seeking to convince their local government to fund programs that increase voter registration and turnout on Election Day.

“Every vote counts,” said one student.

CBS12 reports that the students are trying to preregister high school students, lobby the secretary of state’s office to simplify the wording of ballot measures, and increase voter turnout through education.

To learn more about Project Citizen, please visit http://new.civiced.org/programs/project-citizen.

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