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MYC to Host Democracy Day

3/27/2015
Contact: Kimberly Harris, , City Manager’s Office |
The Mayor’s Youth Council (MYC) is scheduled to host Democracy Day from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 28 at the Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.

Democracy Day is an inaugural event that teaches teens how to navigate the election process and engage as active citizens. Developed by Rock the Vote, the Democracy Day program will include an interactive civic engagement lesson, a keynote speech by local Rock the Vote organizer Lamont Anderson, and a question-and-answer session with 2015 mayoral and city council candidates who will share their views on issues important to Wichita youth.

As a City-sponsored entity, MYC will not endorse any candidate; the forum is for public education purposes. Members of the Wichita City Council are also expected to attend.

Democracy Day is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly encouraged. To register, visit www.2015DemocracyDay.eventbrite.com.

MYC was established in 2007 by Mayor Carl Brewer to give youth in Wichita the opportunity to weigh in on community issues and learn about City government. The Council currently has 38 high school students from more than a dozen public, private, and home schools. Its other signature events include Youth Leaders Across Wichita, Junior Jumpstart, and the Legislative Forum. To​​ learn more about the Mayor’s Youth Council, please visit its website.

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