PLAINFIELD, NJ – The 2021 midterm elections are fast approaching, and a group of Plainfield High School students want to motivate voters to exercise their right to vote.
The students have been discussing the power of the vote in their social studies classes, and the many sacrifices throughout the history of this country that people have made to be able to vote. This is the second forum the students will lead to motivate voters to cast their vote in the General Election on November 2.
The first program was held October 4, discussing how to vote early. The students worked in partnership with the League of Women Voters (LWV). Dr. Patricia Supplee, Director of the LWV Energizing Young Voters program, trained the students and assisted them with their presentations.
On Monday, November 1, the students will discuss the history of people in the United States who have been excluded from voting. They will review information about the location of voting polls, procedures on how to cast your vote and what to do should you have trouble voting on Election Day.
Dr. Tristian Cox, K-12 Social Studies Supervisor for Plainfield Schools, said, “The goal of the program is to provide information to community members who might need it. The program will be student- led, which supports the second goal in developing student leaders to take ownership of their learning process.”
Plainfield High School student presenters include Zayin Joshua Jagmohan, Zayin Roberts, Amanda Green, Milena Guerra, Nathalie M. Sipaque, and Ky’ere Fleming.