Political rally great opportunity for students

A Democratic Party rally scheduled to take place at Smith Hall on Saturday presents a great opportunity for students to express political interest and get involved.

James Russell, a sophomore religion and anthropology major, said students will have the chance to meet 30 Tarrant County Democratic candidates. This will be an easy way to get to know the candidates’ policies before primary voting for the Texas House takes place March 4.

Seven of the 30 candidates are scheduled to speak.

Students have often been said to be apathetic. This is the time to prove the naysayers wrong.

As an institution of higher education, public debate and exchange of opinions should have more of a presence at the university, and the TCU Democrats have taken a great step forward to establish such an environment.

“This is a great way to get to know these candidates so people can make informed decisions when they go vote,” said Doreen Geiger, founder of the New Democrats of Southwest Tarrant County. “Voters should use the convenience of hearing candidates and meeting them all in the same place to their advantage.”

In addition, Tracey Smith, who is running for a seat in the U.S. Congress, will also attend the rally. This is a chance to get to know someone who might influence individuals’ lives on a national level.

Students should take advantage of their place in a democratic society by voting, and $5 is a small price to pay to become informed and educated on the policies they may potentially support.

In the end, these policies may potentially impact students on a personal level. Utilize the opportunity to meet the individuals who very well could control the outcome of Tarrant County politics.