Politics for the students


In today’s society, young adults have a lot on their plates. School, work and family are among their main priorities.

But what about politics? With both presidential candidates directly addressing college students in their campaigns, it’s important that Florida A&M students pay attention to both candidates.

Last Tuesday night, FAMU held a viewing for the presidential debate. The Student Government Association and the Dream Defenders, a civil rights organization, hosted the event.

This is just one of many political events FAMU hosts, giving students the opportunity to become politically aware.

“I feel like this is a great event for students to come together and discuss and share opinions on political issues with other students as well as observe different aspects of government and politics,” said William Cross, a third-year business administration student.

Policies such as President Barack Obama’s “pay as you earn” plan and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s health care plan are big topics for this year’s election.

“These students should pat themselves on the back for being at this event,” said Lisa Sprague, a candidate for Leon County sheriff in November. “These will be the movers and shakers of our future.”

FAMU students know that knowledge is power; and they know that our vote is more important now than ever before.

They have taken the presidential debates and other politically televised events as opportunities to come out and make history again.

For those who are undecided, this is also an opportunity to research Romney and Obama’s plans to better our nation.

Be the change FAMU wants us to be on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and vote.