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May 02, 2022

King, Cassidy Introduce Resolution Marking Tomorrow as Voter Registration Day for High School Seniors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Angus King (I-Maine) and Bill Cassidy (R-La.) today introduced a bipartisan resolution designating tomorrow, May 3rd, 2022 as National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day. The resolution encourages school districts across the country to help register eligible high school seniors to vote and stresses the fundamental importance of the right to vote. This effort builds on Senator King’s continued work to protect the right to vote, promote civic engagement, and get more young Americans engaged in politics.

“There is nothing more fundamental in a democracy than the right to vote – with a vote, you have the ability to make your voice heard and to shape the future of our country,” said Senator King. “I hope every eligible high school senior will get out and register to vote this week. They are the future leaders of our country, and this is an important step to get them engaged and active as soon as they are of voting age. It’s a healthy habit for them to get into – both for themselves and our system of representative government.” 

“Graduation from high school is the advent of adulthood, and with this comes the responsibility to contribute to our community,” said Senator Cassidy. “This resolution encourages young Americans to engage and to fulfill their civic duty.”

Senator King has been a vocal defender of the right to vote and an advocate for increasing civic engagement, especially among younger Americans. He has previously introduced the Constitution education Is Valuable In Community Schools (CIVICS) Act, bipartisan legislation designed to support the development of Constitution and civics education curriculum for students across the country. 

You can read the full resolution HERE.

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