I made the trek home yesterday to vote. I forgot my polling place, so I used Google's quick online app to find it. I usually use my Tuesdays to study and I don't like to spend the gas money now that I've moved to Baltimore, but I made sure not to use those excuses to keep from voting. I headed to my local polling station to make a difference and contribute to the solution, even if mine was only one vote. It was my first time voting in mid-term elections and I was quite excited. I spent the time doing a little research via Google about all of the candidates I will have to vote for: governor, lt. governor, comptroller, attorney general, U.S. senator and members of the House of Representatives. I would never have made decisions about candidates without doing some due diligence first.
I tend not to get too wrapped up in politics in the newspapers or television, but I understand the effect of government decisions on our everyday lives. I was even more encouraged to vote after seeing Barack Obama at Bowie State University a few weeks ago along with other Maryland Democrats. More importantly, as an aspiring businessman, the decisions of elected officials will often affect how I do business and the climate of the economy in which my company strives to excel. Many of my peers and I have had countless discussions about politics as the election loomed.
Contrary to popular belief, Generation Y is excited to be a part of the political process.
Semaj Rashad| November 3, 2010; 6:12 AM ET Save & Share:
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