As candidates make their final push before the upcoming presidential election, some of the focus has been directed on millennials.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton stopped by Kent State University Monday afternoon to urge supporters to vote early, with many young voters in attendance.
“We’re proud of the [young voters] that they’re exercising their right to vote and they’re getting involved in the process,” said Vicki Mariola of Stow. “You can’t ask for anything more.”
A campaign stop at a university is a perfect venue to reach out to the millennial voters. Hana Barkowitz, KSU student and president of KSU’s College Democrats, had a chance to meet Hillary Clinton before the rally.
Of course, she also had to snap a selfie.
“You have the apathetic millennials and the people who think this decision isn’t going to affect them, that this isn’t their future," said Barkowitz. “And then you have people who are like ‘what a time to be alive.’”
And in a time where there is so much information, it can sometimes leave voters confused. Take for example the FBI's recent release of another Clinton-related email investigation. How much do we know -- or even understand? For some, it’s up to them to piece through the information.
“I’ve done my research and it doesn’t bother me at all,” said Lanie Poloskey.
But it’s more than just research. For millennials like Hana Barkowitz, the political talk is an opportunity to open discussions and get the answers you need to make an informed decision.
“Just going to an event could be the first step to activism that can really, really help.”