Something Cool happened in New Jersey [video]

18-year-old Michelle Ryan Lauto is impressive.  She’s just begun college and I have to wonder what she’s studying.  Politics?  Communication / broadcast journalism?

She stood up for a just cause and encouraged nearly 15,000 students to follow her.  How?  Social media.  Texts, MySpace and of course, a Facebook event invite.

How?  Why?

For an admirable reason actually.  Education.  Governor Chris Christie announced that he would be cutting $820 million in educational funding for next year.

Most kids, the typical lazy or un-interested student couldn’t care less.  Lauto found a way to inspire them.

Kudos to Michelle Ryan Lauto.  So long as the activities stay peaceful and well-organized, we’re better off speaking up for our beliefs.

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