Can Youth Programs Boost Non-College Vote?


Everyone is talking about the importance of the youth vote in this year’s race for the White House. Pundits and pollsters are speculating that the harsh economy and disillusionment with President Obama — and politics generally — will keep voters under the age of 30 from the polls.

Both Obama and Mitt Romney are working hard to appeal to this population. In an attempt to repeat the historic support he got from young people in 2008, Obama is touting plans to make college more affordable by increasing Pell grants and making student loan repayment . . .

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