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Teen Voice - 04/15/2012

Political Awareness
updated: Apr 14, 2012, 9:45 AM

By Kelsey Abkin

America prides itself on being a democracy. It's something we've passed down through generations and will always treasure. But the problem is nowadays if you were to ask a teenager their opinion on current politics many would have no idea. These teenagers are the ones who, in a few short years, will be casting their votes to decide much of America's fate.

On our campus there is a club called Junior Statesmen of America, where high school students are encouraged to share their viewpoints on everything from current events to past political customs. Although successful, JSA still only influences a small percentage of teenagers. As a member of this club, I've come to realize the importance of being knowledgeable about politics. Even if not in detail, it is important to know how political leader's decisions affect our everyday lives. The chance to have a say in your government is one that should not be passed up. Teenagers should be educated in politics in order to take full advantage of the opportunity to make changes. The famous saying "every vote counts" applies in a much more beneficial way if the voter understands what it is they are voting for.

Kelsey Abkin is a junior at Santa Barbara High School. She loves to write and aspires to be a journalist someday.


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