January 27, 2014

Boston.com- Cambridge 11-year-old to attend State of the Union address

By: Brock Parker
January 27, 2014

Cambridge sixth-grader Zev Dickstein will attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday as a guest of U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Dickstein, 11, who volunteered for Warren's senate campaign and last fall served as the campaign manager for a Cambridge School Committee candidate, is traveling to Washington D.C. for the address in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday night.

"I am very pleased to have Zev joining me for the State of the Union," Warren said in a press release Monday announcing her guest. "He understands the importance of public service and getting involved in the community. Zev's passion is inspiring, and he is a glowing example of the impact young people can have on our communities and our country."

A student at the Cambridge Street Upper School, Dickstein volunteered for Warren and Edward J. Markey's campaigns for U.S. Senate, and last fall he served as the campaign manager for Cambridge School Committee candidate Joyce Gerber. While he is not old enough to vote, Dickstein has already gained plenty of experience identifying likely voters and then canvassing and working to get them to the polls to support his preferred candidates.

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