Science is political. In its purest form, science encompasses many crucial aspects of our lives, from the social and biological aspects of the abortion debate to political claims that question the legitimacy of climate change. Millennials are now as large of a political force as Baby Boomers are, according to an analysis of U.S. census data from the Pew Research Center, which defines millennials as people between the ages of 18-35. Given that we comprise over 31% of the electorate, it is crucial for us to be aware of the various policies and laws that we can support, as well as candidates, to ensure that we play a role in shaping the future for both our generation and those to come. More importantly, however, is for milennials to be mobilized to make real change in our society through voting.
This platform is devoted to increasing awareness among our university students so we can work to elect officials and promote policies that will undoubtedly impact us all with respect to the environment, health care, gun laws, voting rights, and other topics.