Joe Gravellese, candidate for State Representative in the 16th Suffolk District (Revere, Chelsea and Saugus), will host a virtual town hall on Friday, April 17 at 5 PM on Facebook Live with Samuel Gebru, Development and Partnerships Manager of Generation Citizen, to discuss steps to strengthen democracy, improve voter turnout, and increase engagement of young people in local politics.
“Now more than ever, political leaders need to step up to protect democracy and promote civic engagement,” said Gravellese. “Too many states are taking steps to make voting more difficult, and too many students graduate high school without an effective civics education.”
“I’ve laid out a platform to increase voter participation here in Massachusetts – not just during the COVID-19 crisis, but in every election moving forward. I look forward to this conversation with Samuel to discuss ways to strengthen democracy here in the Commonwealth.”
Generation Citizen is a national organization that works to ensure that every student in the United States receives an effective Action Civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Generation Citizen works to create a country of young people working as active and effective citizens to collectively strengthen our American democracy.
The event can be viewed on Joe Gravellese’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/joegrav. Voters can learn more about Gravellese’s campaign at www.joegrav.com.