Seniors Learn Importance of Voting

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On May 28 seniors virtually met with NYS Assemblyman Charles Lavine to discuss voting, its history, the government and the importance of the 2020 Presidential Election. The event was organized by the social studies department because the 2020 election will be the first time voting for many seniors. Meeting with Assemblyman Lavine provided students with an outlet to discuss their concerns about the government with a focus on social, economic, and political aspects. Students who attended also gained knowledge of the history behind casting a vote, its privilege, how the government functions and how it adapts in the face of challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, Assemblyman Lavine stressed to the students the impact of voting in local and special elections within their community.

The meeting gave students the opportunity to discuss the importance of the 2020 election and understand the complexities of the 2020 election due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For many seniors the 2020 Presidential Election will be their first time voting and the meeting gave them the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the United States government, knowing the history behind casting a vote will allow for students to have a better understanding of their government and how the government will change in the face of adversity.