This is an opportunity for youth ages 13-21 to interact with the candidates who will soon be representing them in our city and county government. This event is designed to help youth get involved in local politics, as well as teach candidates about youth priorities.

Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss various issues, including the recent rise in violence against youth, candidates' budget priorities, and how the candidates will work to promote "Our Bill of Rights: Children + Youth" and other issues youth care about, if elected.

We invite all youth ages 13-21 to share with the candidates the issues most important to us, and challenge them to think about how the candidates hope to engage youth throughout their time in office, if elected. 

At the end of the forum, all youth under age 21 will vote to decide the winner of the "youth vote" - who they want to have represent them on our city and county commissions. 

For questions, you can contact MYC staff at or by Phone/ Text 503.823.1848


Event is FREE and for youth ages 13-21

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Benson Polytechnic High School - 546 NE 12th Ave, Portland, OR 97232 

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*As a government body, the MYC is nonpartisan, and does not endorse candidates.*