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Ruth Messinger Addresses High School Students About Civic Responsibilities

Ruth Messinger, former President of American Jewish World Service (AJWS), New York City City Council member, and Manhattan Borough President addressed the High School about civic engagement and the responsibility to be involved in creating change for the future. Messinger stressed the idea that voting is a civic responsibility. She spoke about the importance of knowing the issues, saying that "opinions come easy. Knowledge is harder. Study leads to action."

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