Black Youth Leadership Project Candidate Forum Connects Youth To Local Politics

Election season is here and election day (Tuesday, June 7) is just around the corner. This year the Sacramento youth have the opportunity to shape the future of Sacramento politics.

On Saturday 30 April from 2pm to 4pm, the Black Youth Leadership Project is hosting a Candidates Forum. What makes this candidate forum different? We (adults) often talk to politicians about what we want for our children when the election comes, but rarely can our children talk to themselves. Unlike other forums, this event focuses on topics that matter to young people. In addition, candidates will answer questions from local youth. This is a special opportunity for candidates to meet the next generation of voters.

This virtual event is free and open to the public. All young people in the area are invited, as well as all candidates for political office in the Sacramento area. Invitations to the event were also extended to local schools. CLICK HERE to register for the event. Make it a family affair. Children of all ages are welcome.

Local candidates are also welcome. If you’re running and want to attend the event, sign up at events@bylp.org.today!

The Black Youth Leadership Project (BYLP) will host a Candidate Forum on Saturday, April 30, 2022. All candidates (in the Sacramento County region) on the June 2022 California Elementary Ticket are invited to participate in this educational event. This forum will be held practically from 14:00 (PST) and will end at 16:00 (PST). The purpose of the Candidate Forum is to give BYLP youth the opportunity to hear candidates discuss issues of importance to them in this election. This event is free and open to the public. Candidates will answer questions directly from BYLP youth and others during this moderate event.

Youth Voting

According to the United States Census Bureau, nearly one in five Sacramento County residents is under the age of 18. Although you can only vote if you are over 18, you can register to vote if you are 18 on or before election day. In addition, 16 and 17 year olds can pre-register to vote if they are:

  1. Citizens of the United States.
  2. California residents.
  3. Not in prison for a felony.
  4. He is not considered mentally incompetent by a court.

Early voting begins on May 9th. So wait for campaign announcements and events near you. To register or pre-register to vote, visit https://registertovote.ca.gov/.

About BYLP

BYLP was established in 1999 as a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization dedicated to developing the next generation of California public policy leaders. Since its inception, BYLP has served more than 3,500 students and helped make the Capitol and its black staff more accessible to our youth and community.

More information about BYLP at www.bylp.org

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