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Get involved, youth

Dear Editor:

The Aspen Democracy Initiative has teamed up with the Aspen Young Professionals’ Association for a “democracy dialogues” series that will take place in May at BB’s Kitchen from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday.

The Democracy Initiative’s mission is to better engage young adults in the Aspen area in local, state and national policy issues on a nonpartisan basis and increase political participation among this population, our future leaders. The May 2 kickoff event will feature a panel of local media to discuss its role and impact on local policy debates.

Other May programs include a discussion with Aspen Skiing Co. about environmental policy and a meet-and-greet with state Sen. Gail Schwartz. A big thanks to BB’s Kitchen for its commitment to our community.

We hope to see people of all ages at the dialogues and hope in particular that members of our community will encourage young adults to get involved in civic life and take leadership in shaping the future they would like to see.

Jill Teehan, Alison Friedman and Riley Tippet

Co-founders, Aspen Democracy Initiative

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