Randolph High School junior Darcy Schleifstein may be too young to vote, but she is making a difference in other ways. She has become the student in demand in Morris County.
Darcy has become an advocate for youth who want change in gun reform and was invited to sit on several area debate panels and ask candidates questions about their views on the subject.
She served on the panel for the Sherrill vs. Webber debate at the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany, and also served on the panel for the Lance vs. Malinowski debate.
After losing a close camp friend in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting on Valentine’s Day, Darcy got involved with the Teen Task Force on Gun Reform.
“I got involved with the March of Our Lives Task Force (started by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) and went to Trenton to lobby four senators,” she said.
The teen said she went to Senate voting chambers and worked to get seven bills passed supporting gun reform.
Darcy said she is too young to vote, but can help educate others about the importance of gun reform.
“It feels good because my generation has become politically active,’’ she said.
“Darcy has been an incredible role model for civic awareness for the students at Randolph High School,” said Randolph High School Principal Debbie Iosso.