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LI Herald featured student Arianna Chetram in "North Shore advocates work to get voters to show up on Election Day"

10/12/2020

LI Herald featured student Arianna Chetram in "North Shore advocates work to get voters to show up on Election Day"

Chetram said she’s been in connection with Pace University, which she attends, and the Oyster Bay High School Student Council to get students to register to vote and show up on Election Day.

“It does not matter what party you resister for,” Chetram said. “Because without your power, you basically do not have a power here. That power means so much in this country. You have a say in something. You should be able to use that say. You have a voice.”

Back in August, Chetram said, she was on a Zoom conference with voting organization When We All Vote, which was founded by Michelle Obama, to discuss ways to encourage communities to vote.

“I took their advice,” Chetram said. “I had a list of things I can do. I took that list and basically I have been pulling out a voting table at every protest I was invited to and every event. I had a bunch of forms and I encouraged people by telling them how important their vote is.” 

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LI Herald featured Pace University student Arianna Chetram in "Oyster Bay High School alum, founder of PWR N NOISE"

08/11/2020

LI Herald featured Pace University student Arianna Chetram in "Oyster Bay High School alum, founder of PWR N NOISE"

“After George Floyd was killed, I saw this shift; everyone was listening,” Chetram said. “I thought now is the chance while everyone is resonating to start something in Long Island.” 

Chetram, a student at Pace University, has long volunteered for causes she believes in. She said she became focused on education when she was researching existing issues on the Island. According to ERASE Racism NY, despite an increase of Long Island student diversity, school segregation is on the rise. More Black and Hispanic students attend segregated schools than 12 years ago, the organization said.  

“A lot of kids start off in school and it’s just this huge divide that no one really talks about; it’s like this elephant in the room,” Chetram, an Oyster Bay High School graduate, said. “I just thought that it would be an opportunity to talk about this now with everyone listening.” 

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