Each election year, less than half of young people turn out to vote, the lowest rate among any of the age groups. A new club at Snow is meant to change that and get young people involved in politics.
Snow College Republicans is a club founded that is meant to engage conservative-leaning students at Snow. Meetings are spent talking about politics, but also provide a fun and engaging opportunity for students to learn from each other.
Even if students don’t understand or like politics, Snow College Republicans is a great way to learn and grow with your fellow students. There are numerous volunteer and educational opportunities. In 2016, College Republicans nationwide will travel to different states to campaign for republican candidates. Students will also hear from candidates for Governor, Congress, and the Senate.
Marissa Nelson, a member of the club’s board, said she enjoys being a member of the club. “It’s hard for me to know what’s going on all the time, but this club helps me with that.”
Rachel Herbert, a sophomore at Snow, said that “it’s a fun environment to discuss things with people who have similar interests.”
For information on how to join, or to find out about the next meeting, go to the Snow College Republicans Facebook page. Leadership opportunities are available for next semester and for the coming year. Members of the Snow College Republicans board will be able to go to leadership retreats and meet political candidates.