WMU Club Holds Panel Discussion to Encourage Young People to Vote

The WMU organization WeVote held a virtual meeting this past Tuesday to encourage students to vote.

The meeting was hosted by WMU Professor Dr. Denise Keele and was held as WeVote’s final push to get people to vote in the 2020 Presidential Election. 

The meeting provided the audience with guest speaker Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist as well as a panel of WMU students who are passionate about young people getting their voices heard. 

The meeting began with an introduction by WSA Vice President of political affairs, Emma Baratta.

“We want you to know how much your vote matters,” Baratta said. 

Gilchrist joined the meeting shortly after to stress how important he believes the youth vote is.

“We believe in Michigan, that more people participating in the political process results in both a better process and a better set of outcomes,” Gilchrist said. 

The student panelists took over the meeting to address common questions among the student population and to ultimately urge students to vote. 

For more information on how to vote visit vote.org.


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