Why youth voting matters in this midterm election. Originally published in the Durham Herald-Sun.
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Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.
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Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.
ConnPIRG, a consumer group that seeks to change public policy, is launching several new campaigns at Trinity this semester. ConnPIRG uses grassroots organizing, advocacy, and media to express their interests and create change. The organization states that their mission is to “speak up and [take] action…when consumers are cheated or the voices of ordinary citizens are drowned out by special interest lobbyists.”
With the election a little over a week away, volunteers have been busy across university campuses to register eligible voters.
With the election season in its final stretch, president Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney are scrambling to visit colleges to secure the youth vote.
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