At its monthly meeting today, the Wilton League of Women Voters will welcome as speakers four Wilton High School students who are leading their generation in the democratic process. They will discuss their experiences in organizing and mobilizing young people to be active and engaged participants in current affairs.

The program begins with a short business meeting, with light refreshments, followed by the students’ talk.

The student speakers include:

  • Isabella Segall, founder/director of Connecticut Teens Against Gun Violence:  Following the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, Segall was a featured speaker at two major events in CT—the March for Our Lives at the State Capitol and The Road to Change Tour in Newtown this past summer. The marches attracted thousands of participants, including survivors of the Parkland shooting.
  • Grace Bracken, WHS Women’s Activism Club:  Bracken was the 2018 WHS winner of the League of Women Voters Edna Jones Memorial Book Award and is a board member of CT Teens Against Gun Violence.
  • Elizabeth Yoon and Vignesh Subramanian, WHS Model Congress officers:  Yoon and Subramanian volunteered at the LWV’s recent regional debates before the November election.

The meeting will be held at Comstock Community Center this morning at 9:30 a.m., and is free and open to all League members and the general public. Email WLV for more information.

The League of Women Voters of Connecticut is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

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