Henry Ford College holds its 14th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention on Friday, Oct. 7, giving students the opportunity to speak about current political issues with many political leaders, including Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.
With the 2016 Presidential Election counting down, Henry Ford College (HFC) and the League of Women Voters (LMV) of Dearborn–Dearborn Heights will host the 14th Annual Michigan Student Political Issues Convention on Friday, Oct. 7, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event takes place on the first floor of the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services & Conference Center (ASCC, Building L on the main campus).
One purpose of this convention is to reverse the trends in the lack of political engagement and voter apathy among young voters. Research shows that there continues to be a dramatic decline in youth political participation in every category, which poses a threat to the democratic process, especially in this election year. If citizens fail to become politically engaged by their mid-20s, studies show that they will not become politically engaged whatsoever.More