I did a lot off different things on the daily at my internship, no day was the same. For the first two weeks I created the May/June version of Lorena's Lowdown, which is the Assemblywoman's monthly newsletter that gets sent to a lot of her constituents. The newsletter gives the constituents details about bills she's authored, what awards she received and the services offered by her office. To make the newsletter I had to go through the Assemblywoman's official twitter, which was cool to see everything she was up to. When I wasn't updating the newsletter I was assisting with event organization, doing things such as creating the certificates to be presented at events or email event organizers to get more details. I also had the incredible opportunity of sitting in on meetings with Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher, I sat in a meeting about the LGBTQ Community Center and with Californians for Safety and Justice. Other things I did day to day in the office included things such as drafting emails and answering phones, so a pretty large variety of things I did over the course of the one month. My project was inspired by a bill that the Assemblywoman authored, which was about 16 year olds being able to vote. We did some research and found out that 16 year olds are able to pre-register to vote, so that when they turn 18 they’re already registered and they just have to fill out their ballots. We had a 2 part project, we really wanted to reach a lot of people and we wanted to be able to go out and interact with people as well. So we decided to create a 2 part social media campaign to inspire teenagers to preregister to vote as well as host a voter pre-registration drive at our school. We successfully registered 53 students! My graphics are posted below in the gallery, we wanted our first image to inspire and our second image to call to action. We posted our graphics on Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook and the Assemblywoman retweeted my tweet! I really enjoyed this project and I’ve talked with my mentor Francine about continuing this project into my senior year.
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