RON THORNBURGH
Secretary of State

STATE OF KANSAS
Memorial Hall, 1st Floor
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
(785) 296-4564
www.kssos.org


NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, September 30, 2003

Contact Information
Jesse Borjon, Communications Director
Office of the Secretary of State
(785) 296-4580
jesseb@kssos.org

THORNBURGH HOLDS KIDS VOTING KANSAS MEETING IN NORTON

Topeka, KS – Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh will meet with Norton citizens on October 6, 2003, at 4:00 p.m. in the meeting room at the Public Library in Norton, Kansas. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss implementing the Kids Voting Kansas program in area schools.

“Kids Voting is a critical program that I hope to implement in every Kansas school,” Thornburgh said. “Abraham Lincoln said, ‘the philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.’ That is why we must instill in our youth the importance of participating in democracy and Kids Voting is the program that will get it done.”

Kids Voting Kansas is a K – 12th grade, grassroots, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to educating Kansas youth about the rights, responsibilities and mechanics of participating in American democracy. Kids Voting strives to bring out the best in American democracy through proven strategies in civic education, family involvement, private/public partnerships and community volunteerism.
 
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