Fulfilling Civic Duty
Immense pressure was put on the youth to vote in the 2018 midterm elections. This pressure put a lot of strain on those who are not very politically involved.
“I’m not political at all, and I’m not even close to being the tiniest bit political. I didn’t even turn in my registration form until the last minute,” senior Emily Eigenmann said. “I feel pressure from my family, but at the same time, I feel like it’s my duty as a citizen to vote.”
Family members play a huge role in developing a political opinion, while some have more one-sided opinions present in our everyday lives, others get to experience more diverse influences.
“My opinions will definitely impact my voting decisions, however, I do think my family will impact that as well,” Eigenmann said. “My mom and dad’s side of the family, for the most part, have different political views. One side is more Democratic or liberal, while the other is more conservative or Republican.”