Vote16 SMC Kickoff Event Recap
Thank you to all attendees for coming out to our first Vote16 Event! California Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin and former Mayor of Menlo Park Ray Mueller provided amazing insight on the importance of youth civic engagement in local politics. Throughout the event, our speakers and team members emphasized Vote16’s core belief for students to advocate for themselves at the ballot box. Assemblyman Mullin stated that voting is a habit-forming activity— sixteen year olds would likely continue their habit of voting as they age, decreasing voting apathy among young people.
Our kickoff event was a great experience and we hope to continue this momentum, so stay tuned for future event announcements. If you’d like to get involved, join the mailing list, sign our petition, and contact us for opportunities!