Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, the enthusiasm and discourse that the election cycle has generated has been energizing for all of us! And that energy received a big boost on the LMU campus after it was announced that President Bill Clinton will be this year’s undergraduate commencement speaker. President Clinton is one of several world leaders who have visited campus this semester, including President Benigno Aquino III of the Philippines and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Although the spotlight for the past several months has been squarely placed on the Presidential election, let’s not forget the importance of the work that our own local elected officials do to serve our community. We have been very lucky to have elected representatives who not only advocate for the issues that our important to us, but also make themselves accessible in our community.
The university continues to encourage its students to become civically engaged in their communities, and I would encourage you to do the same. Engagement comes in many forms, including attending Neighborhood Council meetings, voting in local elections, or simply reading up on new from our representative’s Facebook pages. It’s easy!
If you haven’t done so already, make sure that you’re registered to vote, by visiting http://registertovote.ca.gov/.