Personal tools
You are here: Home News Baldwin urges students to vote

Baldwin urges students to vote

Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Baldwin spoke on campus Tuesday as part of a statewide college tour encouraging students to vote. As this year’s election season begins, students should be aware of important issues such as college affordability and the state of the middle class, according to Baldwin. “I believe that you [students] can make a critical difference in the outcome of the elections and the direction of our country and our state by your participation in this election,” Baldwin said. Baldwin has represented the second congressional district of Wisconsin since 1999. She is the first Wisconsin woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the first non-incumbent, openly gay person to serve in Congress. Baldwin addressed her concerns regarding...

Baldwin urges students to vote

By Sienna Kossman

kossms75@uwosh.edu

Published: Thursday, April 12, 2012

Updated: Thursday, April 12, 2012 00:04

Wisconsin congresswoman Tammy Baldwin spoke on campus Tuesday as part of a statewide college tour encouraging students to vote.

As this year’s election season begins, students should be aware of important issues such as college affordability and the state of the middle class, according to Baldwin.

“I believe that you [students] can make a critical difference in the outcome of the elections and the direction of our country and our state by your participation in this election,” Baldwin said.

Baldwin has represented the second congressional district of Wisconsin since 1999. She is the first Wisconsin woman to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the first non-incumbent, openly gay person to serve in Congress.

Baldwin addressed her concerns regarding the economy, a possible increase in student loan rates and university state funding cuts.

“Across the state people have made serious adjustments to get by, and I know that is happening with college too,” Baldwin said. “The burden is going more to students with every passing year.”

Baldwin is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Senate.

“As people in Wisconsin look toward the upcoming elections, and particularly the elections for the U.S. Senate, they say we need somebody who’s going to go up there and fight for us,” Baldwin said. “Not for Wall Street or big bank, insurance companies or the tea party, but somebody that’s going to go there and fight for us. That’s why I am running for Senate.”

Document Actions
  • 748 Algoma Boulevard, Reeve Union-SLIC, Oshkosh, WI 54901; contact: uwosh.dems@gmail.com