Youths Take Charge


Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Piotrowski Park, on 31st Street in Little Village, is cool. On Oct. 28, there was a program for youth voters or for young people to get involved in voting. These are some people who helped to organize this: Denise Olivares, 17, Jose Vera, 17, and Paulina Camacho, 23.

Olivares said, “This program is to encourage youth to get involved in voting and get their votes. Also to get people to vote soon and keep the youth in mind. This program talks about the issues, issues that youth have or that are going around the community.’’ Then I asked her, “If you were old enough, who would you vote for and why?” She said, “I’d vote for Obama because his policies are more for the people and a positive change.”
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