Mentasha Martinez Research Paper

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Natasha Martinez is a woman, student, friend, and Topeka Youth Peace Builder Award recipient. Her determination and love for democracy have given her the opportunity to share with hundreds of people how to get involved and register and encourage others to engage in their civic duty. “Voting is important because it gives citizens a right to have a voice,” said Natasha Martinez. Martinez began her journey of civic engagement with her devotion to student government, and education at an early age in high school in Missouri. She then chose to attend Washburn University and has been making positive changes since she has stepped foot on campus. She began taking the lead on her campus by becoming a Vice President in her sorority Alpha Phi. She ventured into Student Government as a Senator and took on many roles within her two years and successfully passed a spending amendment to law with the fiscal policy in the spring of 2016. Her journey to becoming the Topeka Youth Peace Builder Award began…show more content…
Martinez has only strived to help others get involved especially with the election creeping up on society. The League of Women Voters of Kansas has loved Martinez fresh ideas on how to get more of the community voting. “Natasha’s spirit and energy towards getting people registered and educated on voting have a unique impact on millennial.” Marge Ahrens, President of League of Women Voters for the State of Kansas. Ahrens was proud of Martinez’s accomplishments and her dedication to her work to help get a young generation movement started in the League. The challenge with today’s society is getting the millennia’s to get passionate about voting and how it affects them. Through working with Martinez and the connections at the League, more millennia’s are being able to be reached in the state of
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