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My Vote, My Voice

MPS, city, League of Women Voters, League of Young Voters partnership

MILWAUKEE – Voter registration toolkits are being distributed to MPS high schools under a new partnership aimed at promoting teen voter participation.

“My Vote, My Voice” is a collaboration involving Milwaukee Public Schools, the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, the League of Young Voters and the Milwaukee Election Commission.

MPS Superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, leaders from the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, Milwaukee Election Commission Executive Director Neil Albrecht, Riverside University High School Principal Michael Harris and Riverside students and educators came together Monday to announce the new program.

The toolkits include a range of materials focusing on the importance of voting, how to vote and a history of voting rights, among other items.

The partners’ goal is to promote registering to vote as a right of passage for students as they turn 18 years old and become eligible.

Photos: Nov. 2, 2015 event


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