Wasserman Schultz discusses the importance of young people voting
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.
More Stories in Politics
A bill recently introduced in the Florida House of Representatives could ban the use of conversion therapy, a practice used to change sexual orientation or gender identity, on LGBT minors in Florida.
The Alachua County NAACP and Archer residents are calling for the removal of John Mayberry, an assistant city manager, because of his Facebook activity, which some consider racist and offensive.
The State of Florida Commission on Ethics decided sufficient probable cause did not exist in eight of nine allegations against Live Oak city councilman Adam Prins. The initial complaint against Prins was filed by Live Oak Mayor Sonny Nobles Jr.
Despite support from a range of institutions, voters struck down the one-cent sales surtax increase in Alachua County that would improve transportation, leaving the City of Gainesville and the Regional Transit System of Gainesville to reassess their plans and look for alternative sources of funding.
Amendment 2 was rejected by voters after it received 57 percent of the required 60 percent to pass.