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Open Forum: Youth involvement is growing

As children we are told we all can make a difference in the world. Now that my generation is reaching adulthood, we are more driven than ever to make that difference. We are becoming more involved in politics and our voices need to be heard. Youth involvement has always been present, but in the last four years our involvement and voices have progressively gotten louder; we work on campaigns, attend debates, and communicate with our elected officials. Even though we are young we are informed, involved, and have something important to say. We are determined to have our thoughts and beliefs heard because we know the decisions our government makes today will affect us for decades to come.

Enid Swaggert


ENID SWAGGERT, 18, was recently elected as Senate District 12 associate chair for the DFL Party.