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RUREADY TM “Get Political” This powerpoint shared with permission of RU Ready. For classroom use only.
Eagleton Institute of Politics Ice Breaker Would you ever run for political office? Who is your favorite President and why? If you woke up tomorrow and were President, what issue would be first on your list to address?
Eagleton Institute of Politics Generally viewed as “conservative” Generally supports smaller government Famous Republican Presidents include: Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, & Ronald Reagan Generally viewed as “liberal” Generally supports larger government Famous Democratic Presidents include: Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, & Barack Obama Popular Political Parties in the USA
Eagleton Institute of Politics Other Political Parties
Eagleton Institute of Politics Where Do I Stand?
Eagleton Institute of Politics 1) Government programs such as Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid are important and worth paying higher taxes to support. a.I agree a. I disagree DemocratDemocrat Republican
Eagleton Institute of Politics 2) Determining education policies and curriculum should be the responsibility of local school districts rather than the federal government. a. I agree b. I disagree DemocratDemocrat Republican
Eagleton Institute of Politics 3) Do you believe an employer should provide health care to their employees, or is it the responsibility of the government? a.Employer a.Government Republican DemocratDemocrat
Eagleton Institute of Politics 4) It is beneficial for the country to provide funding for students who are accepted into college. a.I agree a. I disagree Republican DemocratDemocrat
Eagleton Institute of Politics 5) It is important to provide every citizen with free healthcare through increased taxes by the government. a. I agree b. I disagree Republican DemocratDemocrat
Eagleton Institute of Politics 6) The economy works most effectively when the government does not interfere with supply and demand in the marketplace. a. I agree b. I disagree Republican DemocratDemocrat Source: http://votesmart.org/voteeasy/
Eagleton Institute of Politics *Voting* * Working for a candidate or party * * Trying to convince someone how to vote * * Door-to-door canvassing * * Making campaign contributions * * Wearing stickers/pins * * Making phone calls * *Display lawn signs * Examples of Political Action
Eagleton Institute of Politics Voter Registration Information You are eligible to vote if: You are a citizen of the United States You will be 18 years old at the time of the next election You have been a resident of the county for 30 days before the election Where you can register: Motor Vehicle Agency Public Assistance Offices Local Library Division of Elections Municipal clerk County commissioner of registration in your county You can also visit:www.nj.gov/state/elections/voter-registration- application.htmlwww.nj.gov/state/elections/voter-registration- application.html Source: www.eagleton.rutgers.edu/programs/ruready/voterinfo.php
Eagleton Institute of Politics GET INVOLVED WITH THE YOUTH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION PROGRAM Eagleton Institute of Politics 191 Ryders Lane New Brunswick, NJ 08901 732-932-9384 ext. 256 http://www.eagleton.rutgers.edu/ Dr. Elizabeth Matto, Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) “LIKE” YPPP on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/youth.eagleton RUREADY