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Atlanta: Whose fault is it?

With the recent snow storm that hit Georgia and Atlanta specifically, many were stranded in cars, schools, random road stop stores, and even outside. This may seem very strange to bloggers in the tri-state area where snow is very common at this time, but that strengthens the argument, here. Knowing that there were such terrible climate change occurring, whose fault was it to make sure that the residents of Georgia, and Atlanta in particularly, were well prepared and safe? Was this this fault of the people or the local and state officials? 

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It is clear that society works off of influence. Whether it is the media or institutional influences, we as people act off of the news and information we receive. In saying this, being notified about a snowstorm approximately 21 hours prior to the first snowflake falling leaves NO one  time to prepare, especially if you dealing with people WHO NEVER PREPARED FOR A SNOW STORM BEFORE. For the government to not expect people to get in a shock or panic in what is going on, does help your leadership position in a state of, well, emergency. People were stranded at gas stations and rest stops for crying out loud!

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And to now enforce state laws and rules, giving people parking tickets and leaving the homeless without shelter is blasphemous. News coverage is showing that streets aren’t properly shoveled and salted, but have workers place tickets on people’s cars?!?!?

The biggest problem here is the fact that the government hasn’t owned up to the fact that they screwed up. Issuing tickets and trying to continue functioning a society that has no idea what hit them is terrible and has very bad consequences. The people loose faith in their elected officials! 

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Atlanta, AfroMadu prayed for you. But it is up to these local officials to have you back at peace with the storm that just hit. 

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Let Us L.I.V.E. (Learn, Inform, Vote & Empower)

As young people we can find a million reasons to avoid getting into politics. However we fail to realize how everything we do involves some form of politics. Therefore we need to get involved on some level, major or minor, to have a say in what we want in our country, state, and town. Hence us putting together Let Us L.I.V.E. We held our event at two phenomonial universities, Rowan University and Seton Hall University. 

 

Learn

 

In order for us to put on the program, AfroMadu had to do their homework. We reached out to every candidate (democrat, republican and independent) who was running for governor, senator, and within the legislative district of the university’s location. We had to learn their platforms to be able to display the information at the event. This way students were able to learn about every candidate even if the candidate was not able to attend. 

 

Once we learned who was running it was time to inform. 

 

 

Inform 

 

Local candidates and gubernatorial candidates came out to speak to students on their platforms, what they have done in the community and what they plan to do in the future. Not only did the candidates let us know about what they have/plan to do but they informed us about different aspects of American History and what is currently going in New Jersey politics. Students came into the program for one reason (to support a friend or the organization hosting the event) and left with knowledge and a appreciation for the program. 

 

 

Vote 

 

Our goal for the event was to create educated voters. We succeeded. Everyone who attended, for five minutes or the entire duration, learned about every politician running for office. We hope every individual will use the information they received and make the best choice to suite them on Nov. 5th. 

 

 

Empower

 

Knowledge is power. Power always needs to be handed down. Therefore, we hope everyone who attended the event will share the knowledge bestowed upon them to a friend, family member, and colleague. We want students to know they have a voice because they are the future of tomorrow. 

 

 

 

Special Thanks: 

Senate President – Senator Sweeney 

Assemblywoman Riley 

Assemblywoman Jasey

Niki Trunk

Freeholder Wallace 

Diane Sare 

William Araujo 

Steven Welzer

Rowan’s Black Cultural League 

Rowan’s NAACP

Rowan’s Student Government Association

Seton Hall’s Black Student Union 

Seton Hall’s African Student Association 

Delta Zeta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

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Rowan University: Let Us L.I.V.E!

Citizens of New Jersey: a VERY important election is coming up. How can your vote impact the decision? MAKE YOUR VOTE COUNT!

AfroMadu is doing a few college events throughout New Jersey to empower voters of the candidates and their platforms. Our first stop: ROWAN UNIVERSITY! College students or general citizens in that area, come out and get empowered!

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See you soon!