By Dylan Brugman, senior political science major from Aurora, Colo. and vice president of the ACU College Democrats
College Democrats is an excellent way to get involved in the current political sphere through our university. We are students who seek to encourage others to share with us their opinions about how we should interact with each other in the ever-changing world of politics. Politics have become somewhat of a taboo in everyday discourse, but I assure you, it is a topic that should be very important to all of us.
The College Democrats is a great way to get involved. We embrace a variety of different political beliefs and, even amongst ourselves, we don’t always agree on things. However, I’ve found that getting involved as a student and a voter has been very beneficial to my ability to interact with and learn from others.
Democrats embody a wide variety of belief systems and practices. Some of us are very socially progressive, some are more socially conservative. We vary in our beliefs and opinions in the realm of fiscal policy as well. The good news about College Democrats is that you will never have to apologize or be ashamed of the things you believe. I think that difference in opinion and the ability to discuss those difference is the greatest part of a democracy.
We are always looking for smart, opinionated people to hang out with and discuss issues that are very important to us all: whether those are issues on campus, in the state of Texas or in the United States as a whole. Our position as students gives us a unique opportunity to involve ourselves in promoting and discussing the things that we are passionate about. If you aren’t sure where you stand politically, that’s OK. We just love hanging out and having fun. Also, we sometimes order pizza.
If you’re interested in getting involved with the College Democrats all you have to do is contact current president Elizabeth Koepke, or me. We would love to sit down for coffee and discuss your interest and involvement. If you don’t want to get involved, you should probably still register to vote. It is the best way for politicians in Austin and Washington DC to hear your voice on the issues that face us today.