Thursday, February 08, 2007

Howard Dean on a Mission to Encourage the Young Vote

Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, recently traveled to Delaware to speak with students about the importance of their vote. Dean said in the 2006 elections young people overwhelmingly voted for Democrats. Because of the youth vote, successes were seen for Democrats. Dean also pointed out that young male African Americans should be the next group for candidates to focus their energy on stating this is a group that has not voted "for a long time".

Focusing on the youth vote is not only changing messages, but how politicians run their campaign and beyond. The younger generation wants more of a "two-way communication" between candidate (official) and voter. Dean encouraged all of the students to be a part of the election process by knocking on doors, handing out literature, or even running for office.

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