May

If you have a child or loved one in middle or high school, make sure your school will be participating in the Secretary of State’s: Student 2018 Mock Election for Governor, verify that your high school principal is registering students to vote; and finally, make sure your school district has signed the pledge to encourage voting within our school communities.

Whew, that’s a lot.

But Whitney Houston sang it best: “I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.”  We must teach our young people positive voting habits to last a lifetime, or they’ll end up right back where we are today. https://edsource.org/2015/schools-have-key-role-to-play-in-youth-voting/76162

Before school is out for the Summer, contact your child’s government or civics teacher, PTA, CAC, or Principal to find out the Fall plan for the 2018 Student Mock Election for Governor.  If there is not a plan for a mock election, volunteer to help coordinate it through your PTA or CAC (Council Advisory Committee).  Make sure you work in partnership with a student group for maximum relevance and buy in.

Also, did you know that Texas law makes every high school principal a voter registrar by mere virtue of being a Texas high school principal AND that he or she must offer every eligible student 2 opportunities to register to vote

Let’s make sure that the school district we entrust our children to and spend our tax dollars on is meaningfully teaching the basic civic responsibility of voting. Visit Texas Educators Care Enough to Vote for more information.

ACTION

  1. Make sure your school will be participating in the Secretary of State’s: Student 2018 Mock Election for Governor.
  2. Verify that your high school principal is registering students to vote.
  3. Make sure your school district has signed the pledge to encourage voting within our school communities