Voting is something that we should all participate in the moment that we reach of age. It is our constitutional right even if some of us happen to be college students. In this article, we are going to look at the importance of voting as college students.
Placing a vote is the first step that a person can take to voice their opinion and bring change where necessary. We are the next generation of leaders and it is up to us to steer our country the direction that we deem right. The leaders that we vote in are the ones that will represent us and voice our opinions, assist us in making decisions and affect our lives for the number of years that they will be in office. Voting is a sign that one has attained maturity in their life and they cannot only make the decisions in their lives, but those of other around them too. In the event that one doesn’t vote, they will have no opinion when the chosen leader makes mistakes. They don’t have the potential to assist in making the history of the country. Why waste this great privilege?
In the event that a student feels like they don’t know anything about politics, there are many ways to find out what is best for them. You can research leaders via the internet. Most politicians usually have websites and social media pages with their information. You can also listen to the speeches by the candidates on television or live. And then there is listening to the opinions of other people around you. You can also check the development history of the leader in the event that they are running for another term.
When it comes to holding our leaders accountable for their actions and reporting on political issues, groups like Philadelphia 3.0 are there to monitor and ensure that everything is running smoothly.
The Philadelphia 3.0 Agenda
- Hold candidates and elected officials accountable for the promises they make, the policies they pledge to implement and the duties they swear to perform.
- Report on important political news from City Hall and Harrisburg. Philly Set Go will make sure it is at every important political event, from mayoral debates to City Council meetings.
- Advocate for millennials in local and state government to make sure our interests are protected and advanced.
- Support millennial aged candidates that champion the issues we care about. These candidates need our support and millennial interests will not be fully represented until millennials win elections.
- Get out the vote. Voting is still the most powerful tool in a citizen’s arsenal.
Now that you know that you too, as a student, can take part in making tomorrows decisions, the next time the voting season comes in, prepare to vote. Your vote is important for the change that you want, and the leaders that you choose will directly affect you in one way or another.