Letter to the Editor
Up until the 2008 election young people didn’t show up at the polls to make a difference. Old people showed up to vote and that’s why politicians protect Medicare and Social Security. But in 2008 the youth showed up to vote and got involved in the election and Obama was elected president. Because of that the banks no longer get a cut of the money allocated for student loans. Pell grants are way up. Students can now stay on their parents health insurance policy till they are 26.
Now those what are running for office are going after the youth vote because the youth showed up and voted. That is why it is important for young people to get politically active and stay active. When you show up and volunteer, when you organize students, when you show up and vote, when you make a difference in the outcome of elections then you get the benefits you are seeing now. The elections continue every two years and the fight never ends. You who are now 2 years older than you were can now train someone else who is now old enough to get active and vote. Voting is working for the young. I ask you to keep it up.