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There is an epidemic of violence and gang activity destroying our Cities and the future of our Country.

Although there have been many efforts to stop gang violence, drugs and criminal behavior among the youth, there has been one overlooked opportunity to PREVENT crime and drug use, and that is to make young folks aware of the risks of losing FOREVER their right to vote.

If there were a combined effort on the part of those making efforts to stop crime, and those seeking to register voters, to enlist some of their peers who have already lost their right to vote to explain that by doing drugs and committing crimes they are giving up their best weapon to have power in our society, their VOTE, it might enable more young people to register and PROTECT their right to vote by not being involved in crime and drugs.

Doing voter registration on College Campuses is commendable, but it leaves out the young people who are NOT going to College and who are on a fast track to nowhere.

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