12-21-2013: Youth Decide 2014
Over 40 years ago Uncle Sam caught on and enacted the 26th Amendment on July 1, 1971 -- allowing teens across the land to cast presidential ballots.
The next year a whopping 50 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds voted in that 1972 election, according to American Demographics magazine. Voting was as cool as protesting wars in patchouli-scented scarves and drag-racing for pinks.
But then something happened. America, and especially its teens and twenty-somethings, became disillusioned. These days only 59 percent of those in this group have actually registered to vote -- and only 19 percent of those registered actually vote.
During Youth Decide 2014 UH-Downtown Student Government Association is partnering with Battleground Texas and the League of Women Voters to bring the UHD community non-partisan information on the upcoming primary elections, voter registration, and LOTS AND LOTS of opportunities to GET INFORMED, and BE ENGAGED.
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Join us January 20th through the 23rd from 10:00am to 3:00pm on the 3rd floor by the cafeteria and learn how you can get involved in making a change!
- Get Registered to Vote!
- Learn About the Upcoming Primaries!
- Find Out How You Can Get Involved!
RSVP BY CLICKING HERE
02-19-2013: UHD SGA Website Under Construction!