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Thursday, November 17, 2005

Youth Vote Makes a difference

The Music community came out huge in support of John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election. Most of the effort was directed at getting the youth vote out. Well, it made a difference. According to an AP article today:

"About 47 percent of Americans 18-24 voted in 2004, up from 36 percent in 2000, according to the Census Bureau. No other age group increased its turnout by more than 5 percentage points....according to exit polls, Kerry won 56 percent of votes cast by people aged 18-24. Bush earned 43 percent of their votes."

""But the 2004 campaign itself was an immense mobilizing event, bringing out the largest percent of young voters in 32 years."

This should encourage everyone in the music community who worked hard in the 2004 election. Let's keep it up. We made a difference, and that is something to build on.

Read the full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051117/ap_on_go_ot/young_voters;_ylt=AgEjr_cPuHWhzh5DUhZui_dvzwcF;_ylu=X3oDMTA5aHJvMDdwBHNlYwN5bmNhdA--


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