Washington Secretary of State visits WWC

during College Civics Week

By: Kristi Spurgeon

Washington’s Secretary of State Sam Reed visited students at Walla Walla College on April 25.

Reed spent time with students in three classes, including Philosophy of Religion, History of Western Civilization, and Mass Communications Media, encouraging them to take time to vote in future elections. After a short presentation in each class, Reed answered questions about voting, recent elections, and the political process.

“If you’re young and figuring out the rest of your life, finding time to get involved can be challenging. But I encourage you to take the time and set an example with your vote,” Reed told students. Reed also stressed the ability of those registered in Washington State to vote by mail.

The visit was part of a week-long campaign during College Civics Week aimed at getting young people to realize the power of their vote.

“The number of college-aged voters increased significantly in the last presidential election,” says Jonny Schneider, ASWWC president. “It’s great that the Secretary of State is willing to come to our campus. That might be enough to influence Walla Walla College students to vote.”

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