I asked students in my digital editing class at Kent State University who they will vote for this election. The winner: I'm not voting.
There's probably a good reason for that. My students have done several reporting projects where they've attempted to get a response from a member of Ohio's Congressional delegation. Last spring, we asked members for their position on climate change. Most would not even respond. Click here to see what they said.
Here's what they said a few semesters ago when the issue was gun control.
And here's what they said a few years ago when we asked about the budget deficit.
Wonder why students don't think it's worth voting? Consider for a moment how Ohio's Congressional delegation responds to questions from Ohio students.
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