Atlanta Public Schools has partnered with When We All Vote for the APS Good Trouble Voter Campaign, which aims to educate and inspire APS students and families about the importance of voting and honors the late Congressman and Civil Rights leader John Lewis, who once said: “Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble.”
Board Chair Jason Esteves and APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring officially launched the APS Good Trouble Voter Campaign in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day on Sept. 22. The campaign will continue through Election Day with the goal to reach 100 percent voter registration of all eligible high school students.
“Amid the current election season, Atlanta Public Schools strongly supports and encourage civic engagement,” said Esteves. “This starts with voter registration. In honor of the late congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis, we are calling our effort The Good Trouble Voter Campaign. In the spirit of Congressman Lewis and everyone who has fought for voting rights over the decades, this initiative aims to educate and inspire our students and families about the importance of voting.”
When We All Vote is a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit launched by Co-Chair Michelle Obama in 2018 with a mission to change the culture around voting by bringing together citizens, institutions, brands, and organizations to increase participation in every election. They are also on a mission to close the race and age voting gap and empower all eligible voters to cast their ballot by harnessing grassroots energy, establishing strategic partnerships, and implementing digital organizing strategies.
When We All Vote will provide APS high school student ambassadors with tools and resources to lead voting efforts in social studies classes at their respective schools and throughout their communities. On Sept. 25, students ambassadors will lead the district-wide APS Voter Registration Day.