Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted on Aug. 7, 2019

2019 IPAWS National Test of the Emergency Alert System to Be Conducted on Aug. 7, 2019

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on Aug. 7, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether improvements are needed.

The EAS is a national public warning system that provides the President with the communications capability to address the nation during a national emergency. The test is made available to EAS participants (i.e., radio and television broadcasters, cable systems, satellite radio and television providers, and wireline video providers) and is scheduled to last approximately one minute.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, PLEASE TAKE NOTE.

Why Should High School Students Vote?

1. It’s your right.
2. Your vote matters.
3. Shape the social agenda.
4. Economic policies will affect your future.
5. Help shape foreign policy.
6. Have your say on environmental issues.
7. You’re part of an important voting bloc.
8. Politicians won’t address student needs without student votes.
9. Demonstrate concern for the next generation.
10. Honor past sacrifices.

By Douglas Fehlen

If you are 17 now, you will be able to vote in the next election in 2020!

 

 

Online Pre-registration for 16 and 17 year olds, who live in California is available NOW!

 


PLEASE NOTE:

All Orange County ballots will come in the mail, and the new Vote Centers in OC will provide any needed voter services or assistance.