The Young Democrats club hosted a voter registration drive during Learn for students 16 years of age and older.
Junior and President of Marshall’s Young Democrats chapter Samad Quraishi explained that the drive was in partnership with two nonprofit organizations, Turning Point USA and Voters of Tomorrow are 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations.
“We wanted to work together to increase civic engagement among highschoolers with the upcoming Virginia elections,” Quraishi said.
He emphasized that registering to vote is important for making a difference in the political landscape.
“I think the policies and issues we see today are only ones which can be changed through voting,” Quraishi said. “If we don’t have enough people who are registered to vote, then we don’t have enough people to create change.”
Quraishi said that registering is especially important for high school students and younger people.
“We need people who represent our generation and our generation’s views to be in the field of policy making, which is something we don’t see right now,” Quraishi said.
The drive was a success for Quraishi, with around 100 people who registered to vote.
“I think everyone should go vote!” Quraishi said.
Students may register to vote at vote.org.