Get out and vote. And before you do that, make sure you do your civic duty and know who you’re voting for and why.
There have been people peppered on campus and downtown recently asking students the same question, “Are you registered?”
The answer should be yes.
This presidential election is going to affect every single one of us. Whoever sets foot in the Oval Office in January will be the leader of our country when we set foot into the “real world” after graduation. This president will be shaping our world, our economy and our lives. This is not something to be taken lightly.
We’re in a spot right now where jobs are scarce and money is dwindling. So, we’re going to depend on this next president to help all of us college kids out of this rut and get stable footing.
These people asking you on the street corners to register may hinder your walk to class and they may have asked you the same question multiple times, but don’t count them out.
Stop and register if you haven’t.
Make sure you find out the specifics of what you need in order to vote on Nov. 4. You don’t want to go to the polls only to find out you don’t have all the neccessary identification to cast your ballot and have your voice heard.
For out-of-state students, make sure you know how you register and what you need to bring to the polls. At “VotesPA.com,” you can click what title you fulfill — student, resident and so on.
The website will then bring you to a page that shows how you register and what you need in order to vote. This is something that every Penn State student should go and look up.
The time to start preparing to vote is now. Saying “I don’t understand politics” or “I don’t like politics” is unacceptable. Politics threads its way through your life on a daily basis.
From being able to purchase birth control, to paying tolls, you will be affected. Not “doing” politics, is not taking your life and your world seriously.
Educate yourself on the candidates and educate yourself on how to go about registering. Penn State is a large campus with an opportunity to really make a difference.
You don’t like what you’re paying for school? Vote. You don’t like the direction education is going? Vote.
Our generation will be running this country not too long from now. And we must take on this responsibility with an understanding of what our beliefs, values and goals are.
College students, from the Class of 2016 to the Class of 2013, need to be proactive. Even if you are too young to vote, you are not too young to volunteer.
Be proactive and get involved in this election.Make your voice heard and dedicate yourself to a cause. This starts with one small step: registering to vote.
Take advantage of the fact that you can shape the world you live in. Take advantage of the fact you can shape the life you live.