I am glad that many high school students in Alaska will have the opportunity to vote for president, congressperson and the various ballot measures through the mock election. The announcement of the result of this election will precede the real election by a few days. My campaign for Congress is particularly interested in the vote of the students, for I feel that it will propel a wave of democracy into a momentum that is necessary for me to have a winning campaign.
My campaign has focused on youth issues such as the need for the provision of proper maintenance in all public schools, universal health care coverage and affordable, decent housing (especially needed when the youth of today are just starting out on their own).
This civic exercise by the high school students will strengthen the integral foundation of democracy in our country.
Clifford Mark Greene
Democrat for U.S. House