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College students' votes count too

Updated: Jan 19, 2021

The Reflector, Emily Butler:

The impact of the election would be massive if college students vote this November. Campus Vote Project, a campaign striving toward increasing votes from college students, states millennials and Generation Z will be the biggest group of eligible voters in 2020, but because of their low-turnout, they probably will not be the largest group to actually vote.

According to the Pew Research Center, topics such as economy, healthcare and Supreme Court nominations are the top three most important issues for this 2020 election. Oftentimes these issues can feel like distant problems which will not directly affect us regardless of who is in office. But even if these issues do not appear to impact us right at first, they certainly will in the future.

When you are voting in current elections, you are voting for the future and the life you want to have in the U.S. Because we have a right to vote, we should use it. As students, it is one of the most valuable tools we have to change the future and make an impact. Not only that but setting an example for our peers to be involved, leading the standard of being interested in politics and knowing the effects it can have on our lives is supremely important for the state of our nation.

Read the full article here.


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