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TODAY! Warren Easton Charter High School Students Hold School Election with Real Voter Booths to Learn about Civic Engagement

Date: September 10th, 2018

Warren Easton Charter High School Students Hold School Election
with Real Voter Booths to Learn about Civic Engagement
 
WHAT:       Warren Easton Charter High School is teaching its students about “real world” voting and the importance of civic engagement by holding its Homecoming Election in voter booths provided by the State of Louisiana.
 
WHEN:       Monday, September 10, 7:40 a.m.-3 p.m.
                       (one class per period will vote)
 
WHERE:    Warren Easton Charter High School –Auditorium
3019 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
Phone: (504) 324-7400 (Main line)
 
WHY:             Warren Easton Charter High School students will be using real voting booths loaned by the State of Louisiana to vote for members of the homecoming court for each grade level and for Mr. and Miss Easton. The court will be presented at the Homecoming Dance and then at the game in October.  As a part of the voting all students will receive information on “real world” voting from the school’s Social Studies Department. There will also be an on-campus voter registration drive conducted by Links, Inc. for every student eligible to vote by December 8, 2018.
“This is a fun and educational way to teach our students about the importance of voting and civic engagement,” said Warren Easton Charter CEO Mervin Jackson. “Students can see firsthand the effect their vote can have in an election.”
Contact:          Regina Wilkins at   regina.wilkins@wechs.org  or (504324-7436 
                       Heather Harper  at hharper@h2nola.net or (504) 289-0499
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