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  •  Please tell us how to make sure they vote? (6+ / 0-)

    Vote in EVERY ELECTION and bring 10 friends to the polls.

    And join voter enrollment drives, etc.

    •  Pass policies that improve their lives (10+ / 0-)

      significantly. I'd suggest starting with student loan reform and college funding. Student loan forgiveness would be even better.

      If knowledge is power and power corrupts, does that mean that knowledge corrupts?

      by AoT on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 12:50:50 PM PDT

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    •  Well, I hound my daughter whenever she moves (4+ / 0-)
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      The Marti, Odysseus, MrJersey, Cadillac64

      to be sure and register in her new county.  When we lived in the same county, I took her and friends with me to vote.  I keep hoping I can make it a habit and she will continue even after I'm gone.  She's 27 now and I still have to remind her.

      “To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.”-Brandi Snyder (in memory of my Nick)

      by YellowDogInGA on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 12:59:05 PM PDT

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      •  Unfortunately, many young people do not see a (0+ / 0-)

        connection between voting and the quality of their lives.  Like, why can't you vote by Email like you can with "Dancing with the Stars?"  They just do not seem to make the connection that this stuff matters.

        And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

        by MrJersey on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 03:26:30 PM PDT

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      •  Here (0+ / 0-)

        In Oregon you can register to vote at the DMV while getting a state ID at 18, and all voting is by mail. We've had as many as 7 young adults living with us at times (long story) and they all vote because it's so easy to do. We also encourage them to do so. Why can't every state have the system we do here? Anything else just seems like MADNESS!!

        "Because we are all connected...."

        by Shawn87 on Fri Mar 28, 2014 at 06:07:19 PM PDT

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