Tuesday night Mount Aloysius College asked the question "Is there a home for young people in the political process?" A group of four people spoke to more than a hundred students Tuesday.
They encouraged people to register to vote. And they reminded the crowd several times to bring their Voter ID because as the law still stands these students will need them to vote. They also encouraged them to do more than vote.
Cecilia Houser got into politics at a young age. She ran for Ebensburg Mayor when she was 21 years old. She lost that race, but ran again later for Borough Council. Another speaker just a little older than her talked about why he was compelled to volunteer on voter registration drives. And he signed about a dozen students up to vote Tuesday. Both he and Houser were encouraged to see student taking their first steps into the political world.
Both Mount Aloysius and Penn State University are trying to make sure their students are ready to vote no matter what the law is in November.