Summertime Success: New Policy Issues Adopted at the YPPG Planning Meeting

YPPG’s Summer Planning Meeting on Friday, July 28th brought together both new and old faces in the fitting setting of local school M.S.51. Attendees deliberated at length on what issues the YPPG should integrate into its advocacy mission, especially with the next legislative session soon approaching. The teens settled on the umbrella issues of environmental justice and educational opportunity, specifically considering the intersection of race and class in providing equal education to all NYS students. Members are encouraged to suggest actionable items the YPPG may take in the future in service of this policy agenda. YPPG also shot footage for a video about its mission, which will be published on the website later this month. 

 

Between now and our next meeting, there are a few action items members should take to keep up their support of the YPPG

  1. Follow the YPPG and give us a shout-on social media (fill your news feed with progressive posts from our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram accounts).

  2. Sign and share our petition in support of the Young Voter Act. Get all the other humans you know to do so as well!

  3. Make a donation to our cause (contributions of all sizes appreciated).

  4. Spread the word about the YPPG mission to your family, friends, and fellow humans! Invite them to our next meeting.

Teens debated over what they thought were the most pressing issues to integrate into the YPPG policy agenda for the upcoming school year. 

Teens debated over what they thought were the most pressing issues to integrate into the YPPG policy agenda for the upcoming school year.