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.