To the Editor:
Does a 50 year old voter have the same ideas and opinions as a 20 year old college student? Definitely not!
If there are lessons we have learned over these past couple of months due to pandemic quarantining and social unrest over police brutality, it is that America’s student voices are not being heard. Despite issues like college debt and the lack of jobs post college, a study from Tufts University found that less than half (40.3%) of students around the nation vote. While we have made great strides from the 2012 election, there is still room for improvement. It is more important now than ever for students in our generation to go vote.
ConnPIRG is a non profit organization working to change that by registering voters. Today, on National Voter Registration day, if you have not registered to vote already, please register to vote or update your registration at studentvote.org. It is our duty to engage our generation and work towards building a better future.
Our generation is at a turning point and soon we will be leading our country. We have the power to become an extremely influential group of voters and need to take advantage of this opportunity.
-Olivia Wentworth ’21 and Sydney Bell ’21