DES MOINES — High schools students from across Iowa will be at the State Capitol for Capitol Youth Day on Wednesday and today. Capitol Youth Day celebrates Democracy Day and provides high school students with a non-partisan overview of the importance of civic participation and the electoral process.
Students from the Moravia Community Schools, Moravia, participated today.
Democracy Day was started in March of 2011 by Rock the Vote to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the 26th Amendment and a national effort to promote civic education in high schools.
During Capitol Youth Day, students will have the opportunity to meet with members of the state legislature and statewide elected officials; participate in an interactive election activity; tour the Capitol; and participate in a student rally.
Capitol Youth Day is sponsored by the Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council and the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office