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Young Lawyers Will Educate Charleston High School Students About Voting Rights

CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 17 2012 — Young lawyer volunteers will participate in an interactive program with Charleston high school juniors and seniors on Friday, Oct. 19, about the importance of voting in 2012 and future elections.

Students will watch the award-winning documentary Vote America! Honor the Fight, Exercise Your Right, which outlines the struggles of previous generations to guarantee the right to vote for all citizens.  That presentation will be followed by a trivia-style question-and-answer session where students will receive prizes for understanding the voting process and its history. 

The 2008 presidential election saw record youth voter turnout, and the _ Young Lawyers Division hopes to inspire similar levels of participation in this fall’s election through its new American Voter program, which can be found online at American-Voter.org.  This nonpartisan public-service campaign is dedicated to educating current and future voters about the history of voting rights in the U.S. and the importance of exercising the right to vote.

 What:       ABA Young Lawyers Division’s High School Program on Voting Rights

When:       Friday, October 19, 2012
                      
8:55 a.m. to 9:55 a.m.  

Where:      West Ashley High School
                       
4060 West Wildcat Blvd.  
                       
Charleston, SC 29414

This event is free and open to members of the press.  For media credentialing, please contact Meredith Josef at .

With nearly 400,000 members, the _ is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world.  As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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