Young Democrats, Teenage Republicans prepare for the upcoming elections
By Logan J. Hall ’14
In anticipation for the upcoming presidential election, political clubs at Brophy have already started to campaign.
Leading the way for campaigning are the Young Democrats and the Teenage Republicans.
The Young Democrats have started planning a voter registration club and also frequently volunteer at the local Democratic Headquarters.
Club president Austin Tymins ’13 has been heavily involved in this year’s election.
He has been volunteering at the Democratic Headquarters and will be voting for the first time this November. Tymins said he is a strong advocate for voting and the voter registration club.
“Voter registration is a realistic way to make a difference in this election and future elections since only about 50 percent of young voters actually vote,” Tymins said.
Tymins and the other club officers are currently working on inviting political speakers to Brophy to talk about their experiences in preparation for the election.
“Election years are a time of high political tension, and hopefully we can capitalize on that by spreading greater political awareness throughout the student body,” Tymins said.
As for the Teenage Republicans, club member Alex Becker ’14 said that the club has a solid grasp on campaigning.
“The Teenage Republican club is excited for the upcoming elections, as anyone should be,” Becker said. “We are currently raising awareness about donating to candidate Romney’s campaign throughout the campus.”
The club has already passed out Mitt Romney stickers to the student body along with donating money to the Romney campaign.
But the campaigning for Romney does not stop with stickers, according to club President George Liddy ’14.
“We will be working for Congressman Jeff Flake in his senate race, hopefully weekly, doing phone banking,” Liddy said.
Liddy also said that the club will be working on a mock election on campus to encourage students to get involved in politics. The club hopes to also have debates with the young democrats, according to Liddy.
As for voter registration, the Teenage Republicans are working hard to make a difference on campus. The club is working with Arizona Secretary of State, Ken Bennett, along with the Maricopa County Voter Registration Department to set up a school wide voter registration day for seniors.
“The club and I believe that our generation’s voice needs be heard and needs to be an influential part of the democratic process that it so important to our country,” said club Vice President Cal Kendrick ’14.
Editor’s Note: George Liddy ’14 is a contributing sports writer for The Roundup. He took no part in the writing or editing of this article.