With very few students attending, the International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) hosted an event for students to discuss and learn about what Donald Trump stands for, and prepare for his time in office.
On Jan. 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, and the turn out was dramatically fewer than the 2008 Obama inauguration.
“We want to warn students to know about Donald Trump and to be able to help them prepare for whatever comes their way,” said Mitch Marcus, IYSSE President.
IYSSE brought in Jerry White, speaker for the event, to speak in debt about the changes coming within the next four years. He spoke about Trump being against public education, healthcare, and may other things that he feels this country needs.
“This will be a government like no other in history,” said Jerry White.
Jerry discussed the different struggles the country can look forward to such as minimum wages, public education, healthcare, lack of employment, and more. He expressed that taxes will go up, and could lead to many more people struggling day to day to make ends meet.
“The purpose of this event is to go over how to fight Donald Trump presidency,” said Michael Solovey, EMU student.
As the event ended, Jerry White decided to go around the room and ask students what they're opinion about this political change and how it could affect them throughout the next four years.
“I came to this event to see how this change will affect many people around the world,” said Mikeá LaPierre, EMU student.