Should students get involved in the Presidential Election?

There are numerous clubs on college campuses throughout the nation that attempt to show the importance of politics and government to students. Recently on Eastern’s campus, groups including the Collegiate Democrats, Collegiate Republicans, and the Political Science Association are trying to influence students to not only educate themselves about the candidates but turn out to vote in November.

I think students should participate in groups on campus that are related to the election, but if they are unable to, I strongly believe they should at least educate themselves for this upcoming election. Nowadays, there are so many easy ways to find out more about the candidates. Students can simply use Google, Twitter, Facebook, or even Snapchat to learn more about who is running for President of the United States.

I hope students don’t just strictly listen to what their parents or friends have to say about the election. Make your own beliefs, don’t just follow what people in your surroundings say. Learn about the candidates by researching them, take a few minutes out of the day to find out what the candidates are currently doing during their campaign. Pick the candidate that shares the most similarities to your beliefs, not just the one that your friend tells you is the best. Make sure you’re going in on election day to the polls with the confidence that you’re picking the right person to run our country.

To see how students are getting involved on campus around the country, follow this website:

ysa.org/act/programs/servicevote/

 

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