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Civics Education

Last Updated by Eric Hoppel on

This #citizenactive series is designed to be an informal guide to government on all levels. I hope to educate and inform while still having a little fun. And that’s just what I’m doing. I’ve also found a team of experts to help me.

Some of those experts are at the League of Women Voters of New York State. When I first met with them, they told me they were working with a group of teachers on aCivics Education project for students around the state. It’s also a pretty handy tool for any active citizen who wants to know more about their government.

As Executive Director Laura Ladd Bierman tells us, young people started asking for this tool after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. They wanted to know why politicians weren’t talking about the issues important to them.

For New Yorkers, Friday, October 12 is the last day to register to vote in the November general election. There are a number of ways you can register this week. Here’s a link to the New York State Board of Elections.