Congressional Briefing: Student Voice And Youth Engagement In The 2018 Midterm Elections And Beyond

Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.

Young people voted in large numbers in the 2018 midterm elections. In fact, there was a greater voter turnout among those age 18–31 than in any midterm election in the past 25 years. Motivated by civil rights, gun violence prevention, and educational opportunity, young people—including many high school and middle level students—have taken a leading role in mobilizing, organizing, and effecting change in their communities over the past two years.

Members of NASSP’s Student Leadership Advisory Committee participated in a panel to discuss the issues that are motivating voter turnout and civic engagement among their generation and the projects they are leading around the country to register voters, influence policy, and engage their peers.

As the administrator of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council, NASSP was proud to provide this opportunity for students, teachers, and school leaders to make their voices heard.

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