The Importance of an Informed Presidential Election Voter
It’s no secret that Presidential Election years typically draw folks to be more interested in politics and the election process than other years. This year, with the certainty of a new President, interest in the election is running rampant.
As of today, our next President appears to be one of the three viable major party candidates. There could even be an impact third party candidate. With the upcoming choices that we will make, whether in the Pennsylvania primary in April or in the general election in November, it is important for young lawyers and young voters in general to be informed on the issues. We should make sure we that we make informed decisions by knowing what the issues are and what the candidates stand for on them. A lot of the typical news sites, such as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, have comprehensive election coverage and information on each candidate’s position. Locally, one particular organization, the Association of Young Americans, founded by a group of young lawyers and other young professionals from Philadelphia and across the country, seeks to provide non-partisan information and discourse about the election that is pertinent to young voters.
Regardless of who we vote for, we need to go beyond the catch phrases of “Vote for Change” and make sure that we know why we’re voting for that candidate.