MARCH: Upcoming Events & Opportunities for Civic Engagement

Get Out the Vote PB Student Training - 3/25, 2-4pm @OldStoneHouse

Want to make a difference in your community and engage with local government? Join the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Youth Committee for a fun-filled training seminar on Sunday, March 25th from 2-4pm at the Old Stone House. We will prepare student participants to run poll sites and volunteer at public events during Vote Week (April 7th-15th). NYC students of any age are welcome. To learn more about PB Youth, go here: Email with any questions. Tell your friends! Register here:

"WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU: Students testify against segregation" - 3/29 @BrooklynPublicLibrary

Passionate about school integration? Teens Take Charge is a movement that uplifts students' voices to raise awareness of educational inequity in the NYC public school system. The show's goal is to raise broad awareness of flaws in the high school admissions process and to empower the people most impacted by these flaws – teens – to address them. Register here:

We Stand with the Students of Parkland, FL

Now is the time for students around the country to mobilize in advocating for gun control legislation, holding our policymakers accountable for their relations to the gun lobby, and demanding a fair say for young people in our civic processes. The survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida are speaking out, and we must stand in solidarity with them. We want to call our members' attention to the following events...

Enough! National School Walkout  - Wednesday, March 14th

March For Our Lives - Saturday, March 24th

Day of Action Against Gun Violence in Schools - Friday, April 20th

Remember, it's up to us to maintain this momentum. As we fight to ensure safety in our schools, we must also fight to expand civic opportunity for ourselves and our peers so that we can continue realizing progressive policy goals. Let's bring this energy into YPPG's "Students take Albany 2018" Lobby Day to support the Young Voter Act. Register to join us for Lobby Day here

Action Items to Take Before Lobby Day

As a follow-up from our letter-writing party last Sunday and in preparation for Lobby Day on April 24th, we urge you all to take the following action items to support the Young Voter Act:

1. Sign up here to contact a legislator: Add your name to the spreadsheet under "YPPG Lobbyer" for a specific NYS legislator and follow the steps record your attempts to contact them at their district office via mail, email, and phone. 

2. Write about YPPG's efforts to support the Young Voter Act for your school newspaper. This is a great way to publicize our cause and mobilize future teen voters. You can find examples of writing about the bill here and here.

3. Encourage the school clubs or external organizations you're involved in to join us for Lobby Day on April 24th. We are still accepting organizational co-sponsors and are eager to have as many youth civic action groups represented in Albany as possible in support of the Young Voter Act. 

4. Share your support on social media. Invite your friends to our Facebook event for Lobby Day and tag us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

Let's make Lobby Day an event our lawmakers can't miss!

FEBRUARY: Upcoming Events & Opportunities for Civic Engagement

State of the YOUnion Teen Action Party - 2/7, 5-7pm @SonySquareNYC

Join us and our Lobby Day co-host YVote for the awesome State of the YOUnion Teen Action Party this Wednesday, February 7th from 5-7PM at Sony Square NYC (25 Madison Ave, New York, NY 11010). Participants will have the opportunity to “remix” the president’s State of the Union address using The LAMP's MediaBreaker tool, create gifs and memes about their aspirations for the country, and interact with testimonials from youth around the country. You can RSVP here:

D15 Diversity Plan: Public Workshop #1  - 2/13, 6:30-8:30pm @SunsetParkHighSchool

Join us and IntegrateNYC4me members for the 1st Public Workshop of the D15 Diversity Plan - a DOE-led community planning process, as part of the Equity and Excellence for All Initiative, aimed at increasing diversity in District 15's middle schools. It will take place on Tuesday, February 13th from 6:30-8:30pm at Sunset Park High School (153 35th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11232). Register here:…

PB Youth Committee Meeting - 2/14, 5:30-7:30pm @ParkSlopeLibrary

Are you passionate about local democracy, voter inclusivity, and youth civic engagement? Then join the Participatory Budgeting (PB) Youth Committee for its next meeting on Wednesday, February 14th from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Park Slope Library (431 6th Avenue between 8th & 9th Streets, Brooklyn, NY 11215). All are welcome to attend. Please RSVP here: (you can email for more info)

Young Voter Act Letter-Writing Party - 2/18, 2-4pm @Chris'sHouse

Tell your representatives about your support for the Young Voter Act by joining our collective letter-writing efforts on Sunday, February 18th from 2-4pm at our YPPG Leadership member Chris's house (118 Berkeley Place, Brooklyn NY 11217).  

"Students Take Albany 2018" Lobby Day

Remember to sign up to join us on April 24th from 10am-1pm or our "Students take Albany 2018" Lobby Day to support the Young Voter Act. Invite your friends, share the event info with school clubs/organizations, and spread the word via social media! You can register to join us for Lobby Day here: