Skoufis Teaches the Next Generation of Voters
Published November 4, 2016
MIDDLETOWN, NY, November 3, 2016- Assemblyman James Skoufis, visited students at On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center to teach the Pre K 3 and Pre K 4 students about the importance of voting as well as his role in the New York State Assembly.
On My Way Early Learning & Childcare Center hosts their own election every year using popular children’s characters. Skoufis helped introduce the two presidential candidates that the students will be voting for on November 8th. This year’s nominees for president are Dory and Nemo. Skoufis acted as moderator during a lively mock debate between Dory and Nemo supporters.
“I’ve always believed that early education is critically important to the development of our children,” said Assemblyman James Skoufis. “Our discussion about what voting is and On My Way’s upcoming election between Dory and Nemo was fun, informative, and rewarding. I look forward to the results as well as coming back to visit these intelligent, energetic students!”
“This is a great opportunity for our students to learn about the voting process and how everyone’s vote does count,” said owner center, Peggy Fuentes. “Our infants will be casting their vote by absentee ballot and our toddlers, preschool and school age children will be lining up at our registration table to cast their votes starting at 8:00am on November 8th when our polling opens”. Fuentes added, “We do expect long lines at our polling booths which will close promptly at noon”. On My Way will have election results posted by 3 pm on Election Day.