Local students flex their political muscle

Marches, walkouts spur teen voter awareness

YOUNG VOICES—Sarah Glassman, 17, of Oak Park High School carries a sign at the March 14 national student walkout that confirms the younger generation’s commitment to change. Students used the demonstration, in part, to encourage voter preregistration. MARY BRIERRE/Acorn Newspapers

A teenage political tsunami rose up in the wake of last month’s shooting at the high school in Parkland, Fla., where which 17 students and teachers were killed—and it’s showing no signs of letting up.


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