How to Become Politically Active in Community College

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After you turn 18, you can legally vote. You can finally cast your ballot in city, state and national elections. Whether or not you are a politics junkie, you should take advantage of this opportunity.

Voting is a right not everyone in the world is lucky enough to have. As an American citizen, you should exercise this right, and use it to help make changes in your community and country.

The world of politics can be confusing. Between parties, candidates and political action committees, it's difficult to know how and where to get involved. Luckily, there are ways everyone, no matter their political views, can get involved.

Register to Vote

The first, and possibly easiest, way to get involved is to register to vote. Many campus clubs can help you register, or you can go directly to your city or state offices. Do some online searching to find out how to register. Many areas allow people to register online, which makes the process quick and easy.

Do Some Research

I know, the last thing you want to be told is to do more research. But this is research that could have a big impact. As a student you are good at finding the facts and looking at their sources. Put these skills to test and learn about candidates, political parities and major issues. You may not know exactly where you stand, but you can't vote wisely if you don't have any background information.

Join a Group

Community college groups like College Democrats or College Republicans are there to help you get involved. If you identify with one of these groups, find out how you can join your campus' association. You'll probably get invites to events and information on how you can become even more involved.

Look into City Events

Local politics are just as important as national politics. The issues may not be quite as far-reaching, but that's the beauty of it. When you get involved in local politics, you are able to change the community you live in. Your opinions and votes will make your community a better place to live in. Attend city councils and town hall meetings and find out when your town's elections are.

Getting involved in politics doesn't have to be difficult. It also doesn't have to come with a lot of debate or political arguments. Register to vote, do some research and participate wherever you can, and you'll not only exercise your freedom but help make a difference.

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