Engaging millennials in the civic life of our community and nation
MISSION and VISION The mission of the LWVLA Mauch Millennial Project is to engage young people (aged approximately 16-35) in the civic life of our democracy in the United States in general and specifically in the LWVLA's service area of Union County, PA. The LWVLA envisions that the Project will instill in the young people involved a life-long passion for and engagement in the civic life of our democracy.
GOALS The goal of the LWVLA Mauch Millennial Project is to develop and implement a series of initiatives from 2016 through 2020 and beyond, that will encourage young people in Union County to learn about and collectively engage in their democracy through
The Mauch Project with the help of the Greater Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsored the grand opening of a voting booth exhibit at the Lewisburg Children's Museum on May 19, 2019. The exhibit teaches children the basics about voting and encourages families to share their experiences with civic participation. In the first three months of the voting exhibit's presence at the museum nearly 12,00 guests had the opportunity to learn about voting in a fun way.
A second exhibit sponsored by the Mauch Project is a pop-up exhibit celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage. This exhibit will help children to learn about the fight for women to vote, a chance to dress up with sashes, carry signs, and learn about the women who waged this fight will be on temporary display and then used annually during during Women's History month (March). UPDATE: Shortly after the opening of this exhibit in March of 2020 the museum had to close as the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation. This temporary exhibit will be available for viewing in the future.
Read more about this program in the Bucknell Magazine at: https://www1.bucknell.edu/about-bucknell/communications/bucknell-magazine/fall-2018/illuminating-the-issues/priming-the-vote.html.
The second part of the program involves the use of student interns to take on projects related to civic education. This year's intern, Hanna Aboueid, formatted a Student Guide to Voting for publication on our League's website. She also set up an Instagram page to promote our League's activities and events. Last year, intern Nick Jacobson developed, wrote for, and managed blog posts written by students from the area discussing current events and issues at the local, regional, and national level.
Lewisburg Area High School requires their students to do a senior project. Allie Mast planned and conducted a voter registration drive at the high school.