Girls Inc. of Lynn Hosts Get Out the Vote Challenge

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10/22/18

Girls Inc. of Lynn Hosts Get Out the Vote Challenge

From Girls Inc. of Lynn –

Girls Inc. of Lynn is hosting a network-wide “Get Out the Vote Challenge” to combat voter fatigue during this year’s midterm election. Middle school and high school girls are hoping to collect at least 150 pledges before November 6.  “While our  girls cannot cast ballots, they can take action to influence the elected officials that decide policies that affect their lives. We want our girls to understand the power of voting through education and advocacy,” said Deb Ansourlian, Girls Inc. of Lynn Executive Director.

The Get Out to Vote Challenge kicked off at the beginning of October and runs through Election Day, November 6. Along with hosting a Voter Registration at their High Street Lynn location, the girls enjoyed a panel discussion by Yonerky Santana-Ramos, a field organizer for U.S. Congressman Seth Moulton and Bopha Malone, a former candidate for Congress and Girls Inc. of Lynn alumna. The girls will also host a Voter Pledge offsite at Market Basket in Lynn and a mock election on November 6.

“I am excited to be working with the girls on this important initiative. It is helping to make them more aware of how to be civically involved and showing them the power of action and advocacy. We want them to understand that they can have some control over what is happening in the world around them,” says Lena Crowley, Director of Middle and High School Programs of Girls Inc. of Lynn.

The Girls Inc. voter pledge card states: “I understand that voting in the election on November 6, 2018 is an important part of my civic duty. Even though it is not a presidential election, the opportunity to select members of Congress as well as state and/or local officials is significant. I will exercise my right to vote, to make my voice heard on issues I care about and elect representatives who reflect my values.”

For more information or to make a voter pledge, contact LeCrowley@girlsinclynn.org

Courtesy photo — Left to right: Sixth graders Oluwademilade (DiDi) Okusanya and Zainab Lawal


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