You have determined that you want to see America be great. You might fall on either side of the political spectrum, or even somewhere in between. Yet, you are feeling increasingly concerned by the lack of enthusiasm and involvement you see in your peers. You want to be getting other students involved in politics, but you just aren’t sure how to do it. Don’t worry, we are here to help you with that struggle.
If you are actively engaged in the support of political prowess, we are certain you have heard of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). This year’s forum focused on whether or not the next administration would be able to change the nation’s course. They were looking for fresh insight on complex issues that face the America we love, today. They asked the tough questions about the potential for defeating Jihadism, and how to combat national security threats. Hopefully they got some answers too.
Support the Next Generation’s Fight
These are serious issues that your political mind is concerned about. We understand. This is why we created this list of ideas to help you reach your less-than-politically-minded peers. We want you to make the difference you are longing for, and we want to support the next generation’s fight to win back the America our generation has apparently lost. So, here are our suggestions for you:
- Help get other students registered to vote. You can host a registration drive on your campus to help direct them toward actively participating in the political process. Any time you can devote to that endeavor can help change the course of this nation. Learn more.
- Take a field trip to vote. Set up voting trips so that large groups of students can inundate the voting booths at assigned times. The more people who agree to go together, the less likely they are to drop out of the process. Every vote counts, so getting as many people lined up for these voting excursions as you can, will make a great impact in your area.
- Help at on-campus political rallies. Even if your only involvement includes taking tickets or passing out fliers, you will have contributed significantly to the success of the event. Small roles are what support the bigger aspects of the plan. Without nails a house cannot stand.
- Write about it. You don’t have to be silent about your emotions on political activism. You can incorporate your stance into your research papers and essays. Do the research necessary to prove that your involvement is well founded and documented. You might even want to start a political column in your school’s newspaper. Or, perhaps, write some op-ed pieces for the local newspaper. You want people to know why politics are important, so don’t be afraid to put it in writing. Here are some helpful resources.
- Join events for both parties. If you want to be a truly informed member of the political process, you need to know why you have chosen the side you are on. You have to know what other people believe in order to adequately portray your own position to them. Besides, once you know both sides of the story, you might determine you have been supporting the wrong agenda, or person, all along. You never know what you can learn by seeing the whole picture. People will respect you more for being that well-informed as well.
While you are certainly not as influential as the FDD, you can still make a difference on your campus if you really want. Read more about politics and student life.