Friday Student Forum on City, State Legislation

225 students from NYC public and private high schools including Bronx Science, LaGuardia, Trinity and Calhoun will pass resolutions that elected officials have promised to introduce as legislation once the students turn them into draft bills and marshal political support.

Contacts
Diane Graszik, Associated Executive Director, Future Voters Of America Party Inc.
212-535-8326, FVAP@aol.com
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu

ADVISORY:
IDEAS FOR REAL BILLS THAT OFFICIALS PROMISE WILL BE INTRODUCED IN CITY COUNCIL AND STATE LEGISLATURE
TO BE ADOPTED AT FRIDAY STUDENT CONGRESS SPONSORED BY
FUTURE VOTERS OF AMERICA AT PACE UNIVERSITY

Resolutions from last year’s event now being readied for introduction by
NY State Senator Liz Kruger, Assemblyman Scott Stringer,
Council Members Eva Moskowitz, Robert Jackson and Gail Brewer

WHEN: This Friday, May 21. 9:30 AM – 3 PM

Addresses from 9:30-10:15 AM by City Councilman Robert Jackson, State Senator Liz Kruger, State Assemblyman Scott Stringer, Pace political scientist Christopher Malone
Two final resolutions announced between 2:30-3:00 PM

WHERE: Pace University Downtown Campus, 1 Pace Plaza (across from City Hall)

WHAT: 225 students from NYC public and private high schools including Bronx Science, LaGuardia, Trinity and Calhoun will pass resolutions that elected officials have promised to introduce as legislation once the students turn them into draft bills and marshal political support.

Bill versions of last year’s resolutions that are now being reviewed by officials who have promised to introduce them would require
• Each public high school to have a panel of one student, one teacher, one principal and one parent to review its uses of discretionary city funds
• Starting sex-education and health courses in 9th grade that are now given in 11th and 12th grades.

Possible issues this year, proposed during winter forums: Education (may include unqualified teachers, lockdown schools), Teen issues (probably including Iraq), Environment (East River cleanup? Scarce swimming pools?), Youth politics and participation (16-year-old voting in local elections?)

Pace is a comprehensive, independent university committed to opportunity, teaching and learning, civic involvement and measurable outcomes. The Future Voters of America Party is a political “home” for youth ages 12 to 17.

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