WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 17, 2012 — The 2008 presidential election saw record youth voter turnout, and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hopes to inspire similar levels of participation in this fall’s election through its new American Voter effort. American Voter, which kicked off this month, is the division’s nonpartisan public-service campaign dedicated to educating current and future voters about the history of voting rights in the United States and the importance of exercising the right to vote.“It is important for the Young Lawyers Division to be involved today, not because of the quadrennial election season, but because we are leaders in our communities, representatives of the Constitution and are both the present and future of the legal profession,” says David Courreges, project coordinator.The American Voter project relies on strong participation from young lawyers across the country who can volunteer for voter registration, Election Day poll watching and community education. The centerpiece of the project is American-Voter.org, whose “primary role is to facilitate the engagement of young lawyers in the education of their communities,” Courreges says.The site features a “Go Packet” containing resources for lawyers or educators to present law-focused education projects in classroom or community gatherings, including step-by-step… Read full this story
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