By Ella Hack
(November 9, 2022)
Over 200 teen girls from Lafayette, Moraga, and Orinda filled the stands of the Miramonte High School gymnasium Oct. 23. They were not there to cheer for a sporting event; rather, these girls came together to attend Lamorinda’s first-ever “Non-Partisan Civics for Teen Girls” event, to hear from inspiring local female elected officials in Contra Costa County about the importance of being engaged and informed citizens.
The Acalanes and Lamorinda Chapters of National Charity League (NCL) organized this informative panel discussion, and hope the success of this event can serve as a blueprint for other NCL chapters across the nation to encourage more girls to share their voice and become engaged in our political process. Abigail Weiner, a student from Miramonte High School and member of NCL, shared why her chapter helped organize the event: “It is important for young women to participate in voting in order to share a new and younger generation’s perspective and to express their opinions and have a say in the political world.”