Edwin Lopez, a senior from Sleepy Hollow High School, has been chosen by the League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns to attend this year’s Students Inside Albany program. This thirteenth annual Students Inside Albany program, sponsored by the League of Women Voters of New York State Education Foundation Inc., will take place from April 14-17, 2013, and will bring approximately 60 students from across the state to Albany to get a first-hand education about their state government.
The program is designed to increase high school students’ awareness of their responsibility in representative government and provide information about the tools necessary for meeting that responsibility.
While at the conference, students will join their peers in a hands-on learning experience about how state government works. Students will participate in a series of interactive lectures on topics such as the state budget process, the role of lobbyists in the legislative process, citizen rights to access government information, the role of media in politics, and the move to reform state government. While in Albany, the students will have an opportunity to tour the state’s Capitol. The highlight for most students is the opportunity to shadow their Senators and their Assembly member for an afternoon attending session on the Chamber floor.
For more information on the League of Women Voter of New York State Education Foundation, Inc., or the Students Inside Albany program, please visit their website at: www.lwvny.org
The League of Women Voters of New York State is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. Membership is open to all and provides the opportunity to be active and involved in local, state and national issues.