City students who participate in the nationwide walkout to protest gun violence on Wednesday will also have the chance to register to vote.
Students across the country will be walking out of their schools for 17 minutes as part of the protest inspired by the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., where 17 people were killed.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is holding a rally in Prospect Park to coincide with the school walkout that’s planned by students demanding gun reform.
And students who attend the rally will be able to sign up to vote at stations located in the midst of the protest, the beep said.
“Lawmakers across our country are being called to action by the voices of students demanding action on gun violence,” Adams said.
And Manhattan-based parent activist and documentary filmmaker Pamela French, whose kids attend LaGuardia High School and Eleanor Roosevelt High School, is offering to collect voter registration forms completed by city students during the protest.
“It’s ballots, not bullets. This is their opportunity to send a very strong message,” said French. “We have big midterm elections coming up and if students can organize, they will make change.”
All students who turn 18 by Dec. 31 can register to vote this year, but to vote in the upcoming midterm election, they must be 18 by Election Day, which falls on Nov. 6.