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Thomas Co. teens meet weekly to discuss politics

Teenagers in Thomas County are coming together to learn more about issues that matter in this election. (Source:WALB) Teenagers in Thomas County are coming together to learn more about issues that matter in this election. (Source:WALB)
"Without a doubt, if you're just picking someone because they look cool then that turns into a very bad thing," said Fussell. (Source:WALB) "Without a doubt, if you're just picking someone because they look cool then that turns into a very bad thing," said Fussell. (Source:WALB)
"As the world changes, sometimes the opinions change also but you need to go back to your fundamentals. Thats what these kids are doing, they're getting the foundation they will carry with them their whole life" said Taylor. (Source:WALB) "As the world changes, sometimes the opinions change also but you need to go back to your fundamentals. Thats what these kids are doing, they're getting the foundation they will carry with them their whole life" said Taylor. (Source:WALB)
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Teenagers in Thomas County are coming together to learn more about issues that matter in this election.

They meet every week to discuss politics.

They said being educated, even as early as 12 years old, can help when they hit the polls for the first time.

Following several mass shootings this year, it's a fact that gun control is a hot topic amongst both presidential candidates.

Joshua Fussell attends the meetings every week and believes it's important for Millennials and the next generation, generation z, to be educated on all of the candidates.

"Without a doubt, if you're just picking someone because they look cool then that turns into a very bad thing," said Fussell.

Although Joshua isn't able to vote in this election, he said he will cast his vote in 2020.

"I plan to look at the candidates, specifically them and see one that maybe interests me and look up details about that candidate. Then once I've done that ill be able to make my decision on who i should vote for, who would be the best for America," said Fussel.

Darlene Taylor the current District 173 House representative also attended the meeting.

She said it's great to see teens spending time educating themselves, forming their OWN political opinions.

"As the world changes, sometimes the opinions change also but you need to go back to your fundamentals. Thats what these kids are doing, they're getting the foundation they will carry with them their whole life" said Taylor.

The Club meets on Wednesdays.

They said anyone from age 12 to 18 is welcome to join.

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