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April 26th, 2021 

Dear UACS families,

We hope that everyone is doing well! This week's issue theme is democratic civic engagement, so take a look below for some great resources surrounding the upcoming 2021 Pennsylvania primary election on May 18th. 

Wishing you good health,
The Netter Center

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Join Your High School Leadership Team!
Become a leader in your school!
Help organize students in your school to register to vote and learn about voting. Click HERE to sign up for the Penn High School Voter Project HS Advocacy Team. 

Read Penn Leads the Vote's Election FAQ Page Below:

In this cycle, there are important offices, such as District Attorney, and ballot measures, such as adding a state constitutional ban on racial discrimination. Politicians often win by single-digit votes in primary elections, so you are poised to have a significant impact. May 3rd is the last day to register to vote or update your voter registration before the primary election on May 18, 2021.

Ballot request forms must be received by the Philadelphia County Board of Elections by May 11th at 5 pm EST, and due to a high volume of requests, it’s a good idea to get a head start. 
Have a PennDot ID number or Social Security Number? Request your ballot online by clicking HERE!
Rather mail in your frequent form? Print out this form HERE and mail it to “Philadelphia Board of Elections, 142 City Hall, 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107”
No printer, a stamp, or envelope? Click HERE to have a request form and pre-paid envelope sent to your door
IMPORTANT: To make sure your ballot is counted,  be sure to place it inside the provided security envelope before mailing it in.
Local News 

City-Wide Updates

Read through this guide that will help connect you with Pennsylvania's 2021 voting and election services. 

Click for: City Updates

Penn Updates

The University of Pennsylvania has released the winners for the Class of 2021 President's Engagement and Innovation Prize!

Click for: Penn Updates

School District of Philadelphia Updates 

Click below to read the district's message regarding the Chauvin verdict.

Click for: SDP Updates

Civic Youth Action Partnership Primary Video

We just had a really big election in November… so why are we now having another this May?
Learn about the upcoming May 18 primaries and some important local positions on the ballot by watching the Civic Youth Action Partnership video. Play along with this Kahoot to test your knowledge!
Civic Youth Action Partnership is a group of Penn students who run Action Club at Comegys & Lea Afterschool. They do many fun activities-- all while learning how the rules get made, who makes them, and what we can do to make our voices heard.
Click HERE to access the Zoom link! 
Netter Center Staff Spotlight
Community Events, Highlights & Resources
Step-By-Step Guide for Philly Youth Voters
REGISTER TO VOTE: seamaac.Vote/2021
1. Get your high school’s unique Online Voter Registration link from SEAMAAC HERE.
2. Not sure what party to choose, if any? Take the ISideWith.Com quiz. (PA has closed primaries so only registered Democrats and Republicans can vote for candidates in primary elections.)
3. If you move or go away to college, you can still vote in the PA election if you register with your home address and vote by mail, or you can register at your college address and vote in person.
4. It takes a couple of weeks to process your registration. If you’re not registered you can’t get a mail-in ballot, so check your voter registration status HERE before moving on to the next step.
Click HERE to learn more about voter registration!
Job Training, Employment, and Volunteer Opportunities
Click Here to Access More Job Training Resources

Philadelphia Job Corps Center Culinary Arts Program 

As a Job Corps student, you will have the opportunity to earn credentials in your area. This will set you apart from others in your field and may lead to greater employment opportunities, higher wages, and promotions.
Click HERE to learn more!
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