By: Santiago Reyes
SAN ANTONIO–Since midterm elections are just around the corner Our Lady of the Lake University is hosting an event called “Rock The Vote!” organized by Professor Leda Barnett.
The 2018 United States midterm elections will be held on Nov 6, 2018. The Texas Senate position is being contested by Republican incumbent Ted Cruz who is up against Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
“Rock the vote will help students, faculty members, and the community to get ready for the midterm election. We will have tables where you can register people to vote, we will help you if you are already registered and you forgot where to vote, or if you want to check your registration to see if you’re still registered.”
Barnett encourages students to vote, “if we do not turn out to vote our views are not heard, only the views of the people who are voting, the views of the powerful, of corporations, of political action committees, of wealthy downers and so forth.”
Barnett feels students can bring a big impact to the election. “It is important especially for young people to show their force in numbers, that millennial’s are here to stay and that millennial’s have important issues such as student debt.” Students will be able to use rock the vote resources. Barnett explained that “we will be taking students during community hour to early voting so look out for that announcement on the outlook email.”