WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Angus King (I-ME) today introduced a resolution designating May 3rd, 2022 as National High School Seniors Voter Registration Day. The resolution encourages school districts across the country to help register high school seniors, of voting age, to vote.
“Graduation from high school is the advent of adulthood, and with this comes the responsibility to contribute to our community,” said Dr. Cassidy. “This resolution encourages young Americans to engage and to fulfill their civic duty.”
“There is nothing more fundamental in a democracy than the right to vote – with a vote, you have the ability to make your voice heard and to shape the future of our country,” said Senator King. “I hope every eligible high school senior will get out and register to vote this week. They are the future leaders of our country, and this is an important step to get them engaged and active as soon as they are of voting age. It’s a healthy habit for them to get into – both for themselves and our system of representative government.”
The resolution is modeled after the National High School Senior’s Voter Registration Day program, which was founded by Louisiana native and veteran Robert Jackson.