In the days leading up to Nov. 3, we will vote to elect the next president of the United States. Every election is important, and the 2020 presidential election marks a pivotal moment in our history. It will affect millions of lives, including every member of the University of Maryland community. With such high stakes, voting is not merely a right — it is an imperative.
As a lifetime educator and the president of this university, I see voting as an even greater responsibility for our generation of students. Allow me to take this moment to address them directly.