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Wasserman Schultz discusses the importance of young people voting

By on October 9th, 2012

Tuesday was the last day to register to vote for the Nov. 6 election in Florida, and Democractic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz was in Gainesville promoting the importance of young people voting.

Gators for Obama and other student organizations affiliated with the Democratic Party were out in force on the University of Florida campus Tuesday, asking students if they were registered to vote in Alachua County.

“We’re doing tens of thousands of door-knocks in Florida, and phone calls, and we need young people to come out, come down to their local Obama for America office, get involved, volunteer, help us make sure that we can continue to move this economy and our country forward…” Wasserman Schultz said.

The Obama campaign has reached out extensively to college-age voters online and through social media, she said.

“This will be a close election, and we need to make sure that young people vote as if their future depends on it, because it does,” she said.

Voters can register as late as 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Katherine Hahn edited this story online.


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  • Robin

    Dear Youth of America,

    I understand your disillusionment…it is becoming clearer
    everyday we have a one party system, The Corporate Party…but for someone who
    has lived for 62 years on this planet, I feel I have some things to share with
    you. Yes the corporations are
    running this country, big duh…and yes they are controlling both parties, but
    there is a difference, even if it’s slight or non existent in your
    eyes…believe me it is totally worth fighting for. Behind the mask Romney is wearing is the same group of
    Neo-Cons that supported George W., the worst president in the history of our
    country, hands down. You will now
    notice Romney threatening Iran.
    Look it up. He’s been doing
    it for weeks. The Neo-cons spelled
    out their invasion agenda twelve years ago (Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran…) and
    they are beating the drums of war again and preparing to continue their plans
    with Romney in the Oval Office.

    Romney also brings with him the Koch Brothers… I recently created a youtube video with
    my monkey puppet Vanilla… Go to
    youtube and type in The Koch Brothers – Vanilla takes a stand There you will learn
    a little more about these “monster bullies”. That’s what four-year-old Vanilla calls
    them. They are very dangerous
    men. And lastly, you need no other
    reason to vote for Obama than the Supreme Court. These folks are getting old and ready to retire. The next President will be choosing
    replacements and these folks will be with us for the rest of our lives, and
    that’s a very long time to live with their oppressive corporate leaning
    decisions. Please don’t hand the
    reigns over to these Nazi predators.
    They have too much power already. After this election it’s time to roll up our sleeves
    and really get to work. We
    can do anything we set our minds to, including turning this ship around. Now lets go kick some butt!!!!!

 

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