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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Senate President – Senator Sweeney
Rowan’s Black Cultural League
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.