Students interview congressional candidates
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A group of local students is working to get teens more involved in politics. The team of high school and college kids, known as the Media Unit, is filming student interviews with all three candidates in the 24th Congressional District.
Tuesday, it was Republican Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle's turn to step in front of the camera. The questions asked are youth oriented, so young people can get to know the candidates' values and political views.
The goal is to allow students to be on a peer-to-peer level with politics and hopefully form their own opinions.
"We find it to be very important to incorporate teens because really they're the ones who are shaping our future and they're the one who are going to be involved down the road and we find it very helpful to be involved at a younger age," OCC student Joseph Corallo said.
The interviews with Buerkle, Democrat Dan Maffei and Green Party Candidate Ursula Rozum will be made available to high schools within the 24th Congressional District.