Posted by Summar Elgogari on October 05, 2016 in Blog

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A lot has been made about the millennial vote in this election - hear from two of ours who will be voting for the first time.

Dina.jpgDina Elabd, Pennsylvania 

Q: What does voting mean to you? 

Voting to me means representation. It gives me the opportunity to stand up for what I believe in. It is also a major way to have my voice heard on big issues that will greatly affect me.

Q: Why is the 2016 Election so important to you?

This election is important to me because it is my first election and one of the most important ones in history. This election will greatly impact me and my family.  I hope that my vote will go towards making a difference in history.

Q: What do you believe are the most important issues for your local community, your state, and the U.S. in this election? 

I think one of the most important issues for my local community is how are they going to help Syrian refugees that recently resettled in Pennsylvania. These people need housing and jobs, and the children need to be educated.  [A school district in central Pennsylvania was recently sued on behalf of six refugee children and their parents who claim they are being denied a quality education because they were placed in a disciplinary school. The students are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania. Read more here.]

  

Sherif Elgogari, Pennsylvania 

Sherif.jpgQ: Why is the 2016 Election so important to you?

This election is important to me, because it is the first time that I can participate in our nation's history of electing a president. This election also means a lot to me because whoever we choose, is going to represent us for the next four years, which is when I will be attending college.

Q: What are you most looking forward to ahead of November 8th? 

 I am looking forward to seeing how the next president works to improve our education system, environment, and our foreign affairs.  

Q: Are there specific things you would like to hear from the Presidential candidates during the debates? 

I would like to hear how they plan on helping out college students in the United States with loans and cost. I would also like to hear them discuss how they will help people who do not have health insurance.

Q: What do you believe are the most important issues for your local community, your state, and the U.S. in this election?

The most important issues for me are about the environment and clean energy, improving public schools, and updating infrastructure.