The Young Voter's Natural Habitat

We've heard a lot this year about how young people are finally starting to vote and otherwise participate in the political process. In South Florida, ...
by | July 28, 2008
 

We've heard a lot this year about how young people are finally starting to vote and otherwise participate in the political process. In South Florida, they're not taking the Millennials' affection for Obama as the be-all and end-all of youth involvement, but instead are actively wooing young people at bars and nightclubs.

Political affiliations aside, Party Politics's six events since November have drawn about 1,000 people, Lewy says. Baratz estimates those same events have led 150 people to register to vote or to fill out an absentee ballot request, says Baratz, an accountant and the only Party Politics founder not employed by an elected official. He also credits Party Politics for an estimated 20 percent increase in attendance at Broward Young Democrats' monthly meetings, which draw about 70 people.

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