Every year New Yorkers vote in an election. What are local elections? Who and what are you voting for? Why vote?
In our latest Urban Investigation, CUP and the New York City Campaign Finance Board collaborated with Teaching Artist Emily Young and students from Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School in the Bronx to dig a little deeper into local elections. Students got out of the classroom and into the middle of local issues, from surveying community members to interviewing local government officials. Students created “Our Voice, Our Choice” as a guide to teach New Yorkers how to get their voices heard in local elections and what choices they have as residents of New York City.
Students debuted their project at the VENUE, where they presented their booklet, demonstrated their interview skills, and shared the creative process.
Get your own booklet here!