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1994-44 Resolution in Support of Kids Voting ProgramRESOLUTION NO. 94 - 44 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA PROCLAIMING ITS SUPPORT OF THE 1994 KIDS FLORIDA VOTING PROGRAM WHEREAS, KIDS VOTING is a national program which was piloted in Phoenix, Arizona in 1988. Its mission is to improve citizen involvement in our democracy by: engaging parents and students in the democratic process; preparing current and future generations of citizens to participate in their government, and fostering the creation of a lifetime voting habit in today's youth; and WHEREAS, in our state, KIDS VOTING FLORIDA is operated under the leadership of a board of directors comprised of business, civic and community leaders. One hundred percent of its funding is received from the private sector; and WHEREAS, in 1992, The School Board of Broward County, Florida introduced the KIDS VOTING curriculum in fifteen pilot schools. At that time, over ten thousand students voted on election day at regular polling places in each geographic area of Broward County. Many volunteers from business, community organizations, student groups and school personnel helped to make this a successful voting experience; and WHEREAS, with the commitment of the Broward County affiliate of KIDS VOTING FLORIDA, the 1994 program will make it possible for every child, in every school, at every polling place in the country to enjoy the voting experience; and RESOLUTION NO. 94 - 44 PAGE 2 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF PARKLAND, FLORIDA, in conjunction with KIDS VOTING BROWARD, hereby proclaims its support of the KIDS VOTING, initiative by endorsing the 1994 program; BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City of Parkland, Florida urges every school, center, and department within its jurisdiction, and the entire community to join in the KIDS VOTING campaign. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 20 DAY OF JULY 1994. SUSAN ARMSTRONG, C.M.0 CITY CLERK SAL A LI ,G6""YOR