Whereas the Cambridge school district is committed to encouraging civic engagement in students; and
Whereas voter registration is necessary for voting in local and national elections and census data determines congressional representation, informs billions of dollars in federal funding, and has broad impacts on our communities; and
Whereas census awareness efforts and door-to-door visits are no longer possible and the annual opportunities for voter registration drives are canceled due to Covid-19 related social distancing guidelines; therefore
Be it resolved, the School Committee asks the Superintendent to work with the Principal of CRLS and the City Manager to send voter registration and census forms to every CRLS student ages 18 and up, and if possible, include those forms with the student's diploma.
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