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Author: Aimée La Fountain

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Aimée La Fountain is a Greater New York-based writer and nonprofit marketing strategist. She currently serves as an arts columnist for Gannett and specializes in features and editorials. In her spare time, you'll find Aimée volunteering, traveling, or in the midst of her latest DIY project. Outlets where her writing has appeared include The New York Times, The Washington Post, Patch, School Leaders Now, and Bored Teachers.

Posted May 10, 2019, 2 p.m. by Aimée La Fountain | View Comments
Civic engagement

The 2020 presidential race is underway and young people have the power to sway the outcome – Generation Z will make up 10 percent of eligible voters on Election Day. But government goes beyond the presidency and Congress. Local government has just as much if not more influence on our lives, so students who are concerned with issues affecting them (and not just those with political aspirations) can and should get involved. National civic engagement The 26th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution grants citizens who are at least 18 years old the right to vote. Some states allow you to ...