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Decision 2020 - PSA Competition Winners
Decision 2020 - PSA Competition Winners
Posted on 10/29/2020

Close to 750 Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) students were registered to vote for the first time this year as part of the "Good Trouble Voter Campaign," named after the late U.S. Representative John Lewis, and in partnership with When We ALL Vote and other community organizations. The district approached this year's election through registration, education, and participation for all of our students. Students participated in virtual assemblies, mock elections, and student competitions aimed at them being informed voters and future voters. 

 

The student competition asked students to create Public Service Announcements (PSAs) urging eligible voters to participate in the November 3rd election under the title, "I Can't, but YOU Can! Be My Voice!" The winners of this competition will receive $100 gift cards. Please see the announcement of our winners as shared by Dr. Ralph Simpson, CCPS Deputy Superintendent for School Leadership and Improvement, here:  https://youtu.be/PySC1yURj9c 

 

Further, the district received the $10,000 Teaching Tolerance grant to increase voter participation in Clayton County and support our students as first-time voters. With these funds CCPS provided transportation to the polls and breakfast during early voting for our students and will also be providing caterers at various polling locations in Clayton County among other plans to support voter turnout.  

 

Early voting in Georgia ends tomorrow, Friday, October 30. Our efforts will continue until Election Day on November 3rd including a newly shared social media photo booth challenge where we are encouraging our parents, teachers, students, and community members to vote and "Be Counted, Clayton!" 

 

Congratulations to the winners of the "I Can't, but YOU Can! Be My Voice!" student competition: