The informational meeting, organized by Minnesota Council of Non-Profits, provided two speakers and a host of handouts to educate the college students about how to give voice to their issues in the political process.
Josh Winters from the Minnesota Participation Project, a sub-organization of the Council of Non-Profits, encouraged students to get involved but also to keep realistic expectations.
"No major change happens over night," Winters says. "Change takes time, so don't get cynical." He went on to note how long the Civil Rights Movement and Women's Suffrage Movement took to effect change.
For more information about the events and activities at the Anoka-Ramsey Community College Coon Rapids Campus, visit www.AnokaRamsey.edu.