Wasserman Schultz discusses the importance of young people voting

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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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Ethan is a journalist at WUFT News. He's a Pennsylvania native who found a home reporting Florida's stories. Reach him by emailing emagoc@wuft.org or calling 352-294-1525.

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