Voter registration and education rally held to encourage young adults to vote

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“I just registered to vote.”

A’niya Lagarde said, seeing what is happening around the world motivated her to get out and do what she felt was necessary.

“There are a lot of changes that needs to happen, especially now it’s very obvious that there are changes need to be made and I think it’s important for kid my age, 18 and older to go out and register to vote so we can make that happen” said Lagarde.

Thursday, the Baton Rouge Constable teamed up with local churches and other groups to host a voter registration and education rally.

“We want to educate them on voter registration, going to the polls, making changes so they can understand their voices are important to us.”

Constable Terrica Williams said, in today’s climate — when many are calling for change, she’s wants people to know part of the problem is at the poll.

“We could march, we could march a thousand miles, we could march a million miles. Until we get the people in place that is listening to what we are marching about. the marching is in vain” said Williams.

People were able to register electronically and on paper. They were also giving information on deadlines, election races and their rights.

“In order to have change, you have to change the surrounding, you have to change the seats. change the seats to the people who are listening to what you are saying.”

As she signed her name making her registration official, Lagarde said, she’s counting on other young people to let their voices be heard.

“You may not think that your voice matters but it does.”

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