Essex County, NJ -The Senior Teens of the North Jersey Chapter of Jack & Jill, Incorporated, had a successful voter registration drive. The group set up a table outside of the Orange Public Library on a busy Saturday morning. Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren, Esq. welcomed the group and listened as they talked about generating community awareness.
As residents passed by, the Senior Teens asked each person if they were registered to vote, and if they were not registered, the teens took action. "This has been such a fulfilling experience. Getting one person at a time to register for their first time, is a good feeling. Now more than ever, we need to vote", expressed Madison Oliver, President of the Senior Teens of North Jersey Chapter. The group spoke with residents in the community about the electoral process and the importance in registering and voting.
Alison Scott-Williams, President of the North Jersey Chapter of Jack and Jill, Inc. said,
"Our young people understand now more than ever that every vote counts and the importance of this election. We are proud of our young advocates and may their example inspire all of us.”
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ABOUT JACK AND JILL OF AMERICA, INCORPORATED:
Jack and Jill of America, Inc. is an organization founded in 1938 with the mission of stimulating the growth and development of children through educational, cultural, civic, recreational, health and social programs inspired by mothers Through its more than 230 chapters organized in seven regions across the United States, the organization consists of more than 30,000 family members which includes, mother members, fathers and children ages two through 19. Jack and Jill Chapters also support non-profit organizations through its philanthropic arm, the Jack and Jill of America Foundation, among the first foundations established by African-American families in the United States. Since its founding in 1968, the Foundation has granted millions of dollars to worthy causes supporting children and families. Alison Scott-Williams, President of the North Jersey Chapter of Jack & Jill, Incorporated.