MSU's College Republicans discuss benefits of being involved
As the 2016 election draws near, political groups at MSU are prepared to answer the call to action and demonstrate their support for their respective parties.
One such group is the MSU College Republicans, an organization that aims to represent republican values through various activism, fundraising and awareness events, political theory and constitutional democracy junior Jeff Litten said.
Litten has been a member of MSU college republicans since his freshman year and is currently serving as the chair of the organization.
Economics junior Charlie Kolean emphasized that the benefits of taking part in College Republicans go beyond campus involvement. The organization is a way for members to establish connections and network both inside and outside the political sphere.
“I’ve personally worked as a full time field representative on a US senate campaign and with the connections I’ve made through politics I got a job in finance,” Kolean said.
Litten has also reaped the networking benefits that taking part in the organization provides.
Litten said he worked in the governor’s office this past year all because of his participation the College Republicans.
In addition to the networking benefits, Kolean said that involvement in College Republicans is a great way to meet people and make friends.
Litten added that being involved in a political organization as a student is important because regardless of your chosen path in life, you will always be impacted by politics.
Though the organization does not formally support any candidate at this time, Litten said as soon as there is a republican candidate, the group “will 100 percent support them and be ready to campaign for them and work for them.”
Litten said that it’s this campaign involvement that he most looks forward to as the election draws near.
“Next fall especially and in the end of the spring if we have our candidate decided already then we will definitely be out there supporting the campaign and helping support our republican values and how to get him or her elected to the white house,” he said.