Aurora Students Bring Together Mayoral and Aurora Public School Board Candidates for an Evening of Experiential Activities

AURORA (October 21, 2019) – Students and community members will bring together Aurora mayoral candidates and Aurora Public School board candidates Wednesday, October 23rd at 630pm at Hinkley High School for a student-led experiential evening of games, dialogue, and issue advocacy to learn where the candidates stand issues of education and local governance. Everything from transit equity, concurrent enrollment, to lower the voting age will be included in this event. YAASPA facilitated a school board candidate workshop in 2017 and students decided to bring together school board candidates and mayoral candidates in hopes of better understanding how these elected officials can work together and as a learning opportunity to illustrate how these two areas of governance function with students and community members. YAASPA student leaders will be available for comment.

New Era Colorado will also be present for voter education and registration opportunities. New Era will engage community members to pre-register 16 and 17-year-olds to vote and to share information on where and how to vote for community members.

NOTES: All candidates for mayor and Aurora Public School board were invited to participate in this event.

Folks can preregister (16 and 17-year-olds) or register to vote with New Era Colorado. If you are eligible to vote in this fall’s election, to receive a ballot in the mail folks should register to vote online at or register by mail by Monday, October 28th. Folks can register and vote in person at a voter service center in their county starting on Monday, October 28th up until 7 pm on Election Day, November 5th.

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