Democracy in Action

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The National League of Women Voters, Huntington division, visited Deer Park High School seniors to present them with “Vote 18.” The interactive presentation educated the Class of 2012, many of whom are of the legal age to vote, on the importance of exercising their right to vote and the journey to universal suffrage in the United States. To conclude the program, students completed voter registration forms and are now eligible to vote in local, state and national elections.

In addition, the league announced that they would be sponsoring student Ishrat Ahmed at Students Inside Albany (SIA). The three-day conference brings together students from across the state to increase awareness of their responsibility in representative government, and to provide the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility. SIA workshop topics will include ethics, lobbying and media and will allow Ishrat to connect with politicians and observe how the government operates.

Ishrat was selected by the Huntington League for her outstanding essay and application submissions.

Pictured below, the Huntington League of Women Voters (l-r) Judie Gorenstein, Brenda Reiss and JoAnn Alario-Paulsen congratulated student Ishrat Ahmed on her selection to the Students Inside Albany conference.