Dear friends and partners,
November has arrived, bringing a glimpse of autumn to the land of eternal summer, the nascent buzz of the holiday season, and the chance to exercise your civic duty by voting in next Tuesday’s midterm election.
For some of L.A. Unified’s students, this will be their first time casting a ballot. The growing movement of student activism has culminated in record-breaking numbers of new voters in California—out of 200,000 teens who pre-registered, 100,000 have turned 18. And half of these new voters are in Los Angeles County!
I am excited to watch the next generation of leaders continue to register, exercise their right to vote, and join in the fight for fair funding of their very own public schools.
No matter your age or status, it is important to remember that civic engagement doesn’t just happen on Election Day. Get involved, stay informed, and together, we can make a difference for our kids.
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