FLHS Seniors Register to Vote

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DemocracyNYC partnered with Civics For All in educating Francis Lewis seniors on their eligibility to vote during Civics Week on April 8-12. Seniors appreciated the knowledge of topics they need to know for after high school but were never taught. It was a bit overwhelming, but the representatives from the programs informed the students and provided them with knowledge before being thrown into the election polls.

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  • A senior and JROTC student completes a voter registration form.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • "Every vote individually can matter. Depending on the state or even the district, the amount of votes is actually essential for turning tides in voting.” - Divine Charles

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • "I mean, this is the first time that someone actually helped us register to vote. Other than that, my teacher told me I can register if I’m 18. Thats it." - Amir Uktamov

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • "I feel like instead of thinking of the big picture, I like to think small changes need to be made first in order for the whole overall thing to be changed. If they want to start working small, things will change." - Soyeon Kim

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • “I think it’s a good idea because they’re getting towards the age of being able to vote and being able to make decisions for themselves.” - Jonathan Natanielov

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • "Since I’m eligible, it’s good for me to start learning about it and begin to know what to do and how to vote.” - Christopher Rojas

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • “I feel like it matters, but also it doesn't matter, because we're not making the options: what they’re thinking of or planning to do. It kind of gives people hope, in a good and bad way." - Jie Lin

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • “I think it’s helpful. I think that it brings awareness to people that aren’t really insightful with the whole voting thing and it makes people aware that they can have a voice in their community.” - Diego Cabrera

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • “It's a great idea because, as a part of the youth community, it's very beneficial to have your ideas expanded; expressing ideas about the society, and to not keep your voice silent. Might as well use your voice.” - Ken Apologista

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • A Civics for All spokeswoman explained the process for registering and voting to class of JROTC seniors.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • A senior and JROTC member listens to registration instructions while examining the voting form.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle

  • A representative collects voting registration forms from eligible seniors.

    Nathalie Segarra-Valle