Vote 2021: Long Island high school students weigh in on Election Day
News 12’s Doug Geed spoke with some young Long Islanders about what they are feeling as Election Day approaches.
While the kids may be too young to vote, they definitely have opinions on the state of affairs in American politics.
Five members of an AP Political Science class at Cold Spring Harbor High School shared their thoughts about government, elections and the political climate.
“I find myself being very disappointed with the state of affairs in American politics,” says senior Jennifer Papa. “I also feel like a lot of politicians don't have the true best interests of the American people at heart and they vote to benefit themselves or their donors.”
Some teens also expressed optimism and a hope that maybe they'll be part of a generation that can help fix what's broken.
“You know, we are our brother's keeper,” says senior Thomas Tsekerides. “I feel that we need more programs to care for other people, to provide for other people.”
Student Max Adler adds, “I have some hope that it will get fixed. I think it's very important because everyone has the right to live happily and support their families.”