I attend Pierce College, where politics are talked about frequently, whether directly in class or in passing. With the election right around the corner, I feel it is of dire importance to encourage my fellow students to exercise their right to vote. Thousands of soldiers fought for this right. No matter your age, race or gender, your right to vote came at a price. Honor the sacrifices others made so that your voice could be heard when theirs wasn’t.
Voting is an important, meaningful way to back the issues you care about, and support the representatives you think can best effect the changes you want to see. Economic policies will affect your future. Politicians continually make decisions about higher education costs and student loan policies. These and other issues prove you have an important economic interest in every election. You are in college, you are expanding your mind, your spirit, your life. You are challenging yourself in exciting ways and learning things you may not have considered before. But when the time comes, you’re going to pass up a chance to empower yourself by voting? Really?