Council Member Fernando Cabrera Speaking on Student Voter Registration Day, 3/18

Council Member Fernando Cabrera to Speak at
Marie Curie High School for Student Voter Registration Day


WHO: Council Member Fernando Cabrera, High School Students, Representative from the Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
WHERE: Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, & Health Professions – 120 W 231st St, Bronx, NY 10463
WHEN: Friday, March 18, 10-10:45AM


The rate of voter turnout in New York is among the lowest of any U.S. state. In the 2014 midterm elections, New York State ranked 46th out of 50 states in total voter turnout, despite having the Governor, 27 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, and several other elected officials on the ballot. The 2013 election for the Mayor and all New York City Council Members had the lowest voter turnout in the City since the 1950s. New Yorkers are not voting in presidential elections either. In the 2012 and 2008 presidential elections, New York State ranked in the bottom ten in terms of voter turnout. Youth voter turnout was even lower.


In light of these statistics, Council Member Fernando Cabrera will be at Marie Curie High School on Friday morning for Student Voter Registration Day, highlighting the importance of civic engagement and urging young people to register to vote. Approximately 140 students are expected to be in attendance at the event, and the Councilman hopes that this effort will encourage all of eligible students to register and cast their votes in all four elections in New York State in 2016. With the deadline to register for New York’s presidential primaries just over a week away, all New Yorkers are encouraged to take the steps needed to ensure they can exercise their right and their privilege to shape our nation’s future.


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