Teens invited to JSA summit

LOS ANGELES - The Junior Statesmen of America (JSA) will host its annual Los Angeles Region Fall One-Day at Loyola Marymount University on Oct. 13, an opportunity for students interested in politics, government, foreign affairs and law to join JSA members and advocate their opinions.This year's theme is "Election 2012: Beyond the Ballot Box." Participants - through a variety of debates, workshops and "thought talks" - will address issues and topics that are politically relevant today, such as the enactment of the new healthcare plan, the policies of the two presidential candidates and the means of increasing voter participation among youth. Teens will also learn ways to become involved in the government other than through the elections, how to become better public speakers and how to broaden their political views. JSA is the largest student organization in the nation, helping teens become more aware about their government and become better citizens through civic participation. Registration is $5 and will be taken on the day of the event from 9-10 a.m. For more information, e-mail Sabrina Lieberman at slieberman@socal.jsa.org.

********** Published: September 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 23