The DO SOMETHING Club at Staten Island Technical High School had discussed holding an event to promote voting in the Presidential Election for about a year before we finally made the initiative. It was difficult because we had to talk to assistant principals and teachers to not only be able to use the auditorium and have the tech crew help out, but also to have classes come down and watch the actual assembly. The assembly was held on June 2nd, 2008 before Barack Obama was announced the democratic nominee; therefore, we had three students dress up as Obama, McCain, and Clinton, and discuss the three main issues for teenagers: war in Iraq, gas/ oil prices, and education. The assembly was planned and re-planned and outlined and re-outlined until every single word was accounted for time wise and until everything was rehearsed at least twice. We made sure to hand out notes to all the teachers who were able to bring down their class that period and got their signatures in advance to approximate the number of students in the audience. We created vibrant posters and outlined the auditorium into political parties. In the end, we held our own election and because of the Republican population in our area, McCain won.