To: Assebmlyman Brian Kavanaugh

Allow Teen Voting on NYC Community Boards

Emppwer 16 and 17 year old civic participants with voting rights on Community Boards in NYC. Amend the NY State Public Officers Law.

Why is this important?

NYC Community Boards are advisory bodies which could benefit from the input of informed and engaged teens on youth related issues. At the present time, 16 and 17 year olds can participate as non-voting public members. Revision of the NYS Public Officers Law would allow them to become appointed, voting members, giving recognitiont to their contributions, and benefitting communities with enlightened youth contribution.

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  • Teenagers are part of our communities. They attend our schools, ride the buses and are impacted by what takes place in our community. Their voice should always be heard and taken into account.
  • Flag comment as inappropriate Yes! Teens must have the right to use their voices for our community. We are the future!
  • Yes! Teens must have the right to use their voices for our community. We are the future!