In The Hill, Mark Green Looks at the Difference Youth Made in Guyana’s Recent Elections

Guyanese youth gain a voice
The Hill
By Former Amb. and Rep. Mark Green (R-Wis.), contributor

One of the joys of supporting civic groups in their efforts to represent citizen interests around the world is to watch them grow and accomplish great things. This was certainly the case with the Guyana National Youth Council, which grew from a handful of students and young civic leaders into a nonpartisan umbrella organization committed to giving Guyanese youth a strong voice heard by government. Ultimately, the Youth Council’s desire to get youth to participate in the democratic process resulted in a voter education campaign that contributed to the highest youth voter turnout in Guyana’s post-independence history in the May 11, 2015 national elections.

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