Racine, Wis. students to get out the vote

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An estimated 500 high school students in Racine, Wis., will join a citywide effort urging voters to take to the polls on Election Day. 

Youth Empowered in the Struggle-YES, the student arm of Voces de la Frontera, is organizing the event, which will include participation from Horlick, Case, Park and Walden high schools.

Students on Nov. 6 will be wearing bright T-shirts that state, "Your Vote is Your Voice." They'll cover the city in vans driven by parents, teachers and other community volunteers, according to a news release. The students will be going from door to door to talk with voters and also offer rides to the polls.

YES leader and Racine high school student Bryanna Scott said, "Our message is simple: When you vote, consider our future. As a 17-year-old student at Horlick High School, the reason why I participate in the get out the vote every election is because voting not only gives us a voice, but it makes us all equal. Since I am underage and I can’t vote, I have taken the liberty to exercise my first amendment right of freedom of speech, to go encourage others who can vote to go and cast a vote for me."