Youth Program Lets Teens Take the Reins of State Government


Youth Program Lets Teens Take the Reins of State Government

In a legislative session in the California Assembly chambers, speakers weigh the pros and cons of amending California’s Paid Family Leave Act. They propose extending disability compensation for new parents or people caring for a sick relative to 12 weeks, instead of the current six.
From the viewing gallery above the mint-green-and-gold room, the business attire-clad group look and speak like typical legislators. But you didn’t vote for them, and most aren’t old enough yet to vote themselves.
They’re high school students  who have come from all over the state as delegates to the 69th annual California …

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