Some of the most involved members of the US Presidential election campaigns have been youth; I know this because I see them everyday. All around my…

Some of the most involved members of the US Presidential election campaigns have been youth; I know this because I see them everyday. All around my school I hear the spiels of youth volunteers for both major candidates. They’re probably what most people would consider politically aware people. But to be active in politics doesn’t mean you have to volunteer for a campaign.   Even if you’re not too impressed by either candidates or are too young to vote, its important to be at least aware of what’s happening. Issues that don’t seem to affect people directly might actually really be important in our lives. Issues like the “global financial crisis” or even changes to laws like the Safe Haven laws could affect many people. Just reading about those issues is the first step in being aware of what’s happening in the nation and the world.   I believe it’s important to be at least a little bit aware of those issues, because who knows, you or someone you know might be affected by how our representatives in government decide how to act on an issue.   – Allyson