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This voter registration drive reaches across the generational divide

By Sarah McKinney Gibson | Dec 9, 2019

An older woman leans over a male high school student at a desk to offer help

Just 40 percent of 18-19 year-olds are registered to vote — and only 75 percent of those who are registered actually vote. Do the math: Out of every 100 18- and 19-year-olds, just 30 of them are making decisions for them all.

This short film by Sky Bergman is about a League of Women Voters group in San Luis Obispo, California that’s going into high schools, registering teens to vote, and learning about the issues that may get young people to the polls. You can learn more about full 7-minute video at forevervoters.com

The San Luis Opispo group is one of 60 League of Women Voters affiliates participating in a national youth voter registration effort. They’ve hosted a total of 774 registration events so far, registering 20,115 high school students in 28 states, plus D.C.

Want to get involved? Join your local League and become a champion for high school voter registration. Or contact your local high school(s) to arrange a table or presentation on your own. You can use the deck shared at forevervoters.com as a template and customize it for your region.

Photo by Sky Bergman