According to the New York Times, the turnout rate for the 2014 national election was one of the lowest ever with only 36.3% of the country participating.
In this September 2014 opinion piece from the Gotham Gazette, Executive Editor Ben Man argues that service learning in schools is the best way to increase voter participation and create a flourishing democracy. “We should provide opportunity for authentic experiences and community service learning and action civics. We should allow young people to help make public policy.”
Click here to read his piece. www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/opinion/5310-solving-our-voter-turnout-crisis-max