Voice is legislative initiative for students across the State of Connecticut. Through this program, students have the opportunity to truly make an impact in their community by advocating for legislation that will benefit those around them. By reaching out to members of the community and local legislators, students lobby in the interest of the legislation, work towards holding a public hearing for the potential law, and pass the law.
What is Voice?
What do the members do?
By fostering collaboration, the program encourages students to work with their peers from the entire state. Each student in the program is always welcome to share his or her ideas and voice his or her opinion. The goal of the program is to allow for members of the community of all ages to make a difference and know that they can change the world. Members attend meetings as well as organize community events such as soup kitchens and fundraisers. The goal of the program is for students to pass a law to benefit the community.
For the 2017-18 year, Voice is focusing on reducing poverty in the state. Having a home is an important part of ensuring equal opportunity for all. Students working towards the betterment of other people in the community showcases the importance of equal access to resources.