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Brad Avakian: Oregon's Labor Commissioner

As a millennial...

by Nathan Avakian.

Hey, this is Nathan, Brad’s son. I wanted to remind you that it’s National Voter Registration Day.

Confirm you’re registered to vote here.

From an early age my dad taught Claire and me that everyone deserves to have a voice in our democracy, and that everyone has a responsibility to use their voice by voting.

Many young people will not vote this year, but it’s not because they don’t want to make our country a better place. Some don’t think their voice will make a difference. Others find it’s easier not to cast a vote than it is to decide who to vote for. And in some cases I can’t blame them. Unfair registration procedures often make it inconvenient or impossible to vote. And many young people don’t know how our government works because they never received a civics education in school.

As Secretary of State, my dad is going to change all of that. Oregon already leads the nation with our voter registration laws. Let’s take the next step and expand civics education in our schools. Check out my dad’s plan to expand civics education and give young people a real voice through The Oregon Youth Vote.

My dad makes real, positive change in our world through his work. It’s voters like you that have given him the opportunity to do that. But we face strong opposition in this election, and the stakes are higher than ever before.

Please take the time to confirm that you are registered to vote, and educate others about the importance of voting, just as my father did for Claire and me.


Posted on September 27, 2016.

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