Three issues millennials should be watching for in tonight's debate
Tonight's Republican Presidential Debate will come with crucial discussions and important information, but for millennials, abortion, student loans and climate change are three issues that will hold a lot of weight in tonight's debate.
Walker has made his views on abortion pretty clear. He asked the Wisconsin legislature for a 20-week abortion ban that didn't have any exceptions for rape and incest.
Rubio is pretty clear on his stance on the issue, too. He denies having advocated for those kinds of exceptions. "What I have advocated is that we pass law in this country that says all human life at every stage of its development is worthy of protection," he said. He then went on to say, "In fact, I think that law already exists. It is called the Constitution of the United States."
In terms of student loans, former governor Jeb Bush is advocating to reform higher education and grow the economy. He responded to Hillary Clinton's recently announced "New College Compact" by planning out initiatives that would presumably be part of an upcoming plan.
In that plan, he would change incentives for colleges to promote increased choice and individualization for students. He would also aim to decrease the cost of college and improve the value of a college degree. Marco Rubio has a similar position, but focuses on this issue from a very economic standpoint. He wants to change repayment plans and make colleges accountable.
It's been made very clear that climate change is also a huge and impending issue today. It's an issue that not only effects us now, but it will also effect future generations if it isn't dealt with properly. A study by The Atlantic shows that 80 percent of Generation Y is in favor of requiring utilities to generate at least one-third of power from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2030.
While candidates like Ben Carson, Mike Huckabee and Rick Perry still haven't admitted to climate change being real, other Republican candidates are prepared to take a serious stand on the issue. Jeb Bush has called for some degree of action on climate change, but it'll be interesting to see how candidates elaborate on this issue during the debate tonight.
What issue are you most looking forward to hearing about during tonight's debate? Let us know in the comments below!
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