2019-02-08 / Letters

State rep: Youth voice in South Portland is important

To the editor:

There is something very special when young people participate in our democratic process and advocate for their local communities. Young people make up 20 percent of Maine’s population and are 100 percent of our future.

When they speak to policy makers about how our communities can be more inclusive and healthier, it is our duty as community members to listen to them and to encourage their input. In South Portland, we have a unique opportunity to include the youth perspective in the location and design of a skate park our community. I am very proud of these young people for participating in the democratic process in our city.

Victoria Morales State Representative, District 33 South Portland

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