Over the last two weeks, Lawrence students and Appleton community members have had the opportunity to see many presidential candidates and political figures in action as Appleton becomes a popular destination on their campaign trails. This is also a great opportunity for community members to let their voices be heard, whether by protest signs or their voting ballots.
A local Hispanic group took to the streets before the Trump’s rally to start a civil protest and demonstrated their disapproval of Trump’s ideas and policy proposals. For Lawrentians, many had the opportunity to see Bernie Sanders in person at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on March 29 and Bill Clinton at the Warch Campus Center as he was campaigning for Hillary on April 1. A small group of Lawrentians also protested outside of the Trump’s rally; some even traveled to Green Bay to see Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, March 29. After an eventful first week of Spring Term with presidential candidates’ rallies both on and off-campus, many take to the voting booths on Tuesday, April 5.