Kid Action!

September 2004
Weekly Reader News - Edition 4;9/24/2004, Vol. 86 Issue 3, p6
The article emphasizes on the role of kids in the electioneering process. Eleven year old Lily Thorpe from Grand Junction, Colorado is showing kids that they really can make a difference in politics even though they may not be old enough to vote yet. She has started an organization called Kids Campaign, which is a political action committee. Political action committees bring awareness of various causes to elected officials. In Lily's case, Kids Campaign focuses on bringing children's issues to the attention of politicians. Lily encourages grown ups to talk to kids about their voting choices.


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