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Pop Stars Ryan Beatty and Jasmine Villegas Salute Weingart East LA YMCA Students for Encouraging Thousands of L.A. Teens to Pledge Not to Text and Drive

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WHAT:

Local YMCA high school students address the texting while driving epidemic head-on by gathering thousands of fellow-teen pledges not to text and drive. September 19 marks AT&T’s national Don’t Text & Drive Pledge Day, and pop stars Ryan Beatty and Jasmine Villegas join students at noon at the Y to present the pledges to AT&T Vice President & General Manager for Greater Los Angeles Jace Barbin.

 

The AT&T “It Can Wait” campaign is raising awareness of the dangers of texting while driving - urging all to take the pledge by going to www.itcanwait.com. The Weingart East LA YMCA Youth & Government program is part of a statewide initiative to involve students in California state issues culminating in a five-day Model Legislature and Court program in Sacramento where the youth “take over” state government.

 

WHO:

High School Students in Weingart East LA Y’s Youth in Government program
Jace Barbin, AT&T VP & General Manager of Greater Los Angeles
Victor Dominguez, Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA Executive Director

Special appearances by Ryan Beatty & Jasmine Villegas

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - Noon

 

WHERE:

Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA
2900 Whittier Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90023

323-260-7005

 

VISUALS:

Ryan Beatty and Jasmine Villegas join students to present pledges to Jace Barbin

 

Beatty, Villegas and students demonstrate AT&T Texting & Driving Online Simulator (Media may also demo it)

 

YMCA students present PSA they developed for No Texting & Driving

 

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