Harvard Conference Rebuts Stories of Student Apathy

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Chuck Rosina reports from Cambridge on the Youth Vote 96 conference, attended by 1,000 students. Youth Vote 96 is an effort to mobilize at least 50% of youth to vote in the presidential election. A number of students comment on relevant youth issues including cuts in student aid and the importance of coalition building among youth groups. Heliczar, a co-organizer of the conference, discusses the impact of the Internet and Motor Voter bills on growing the youth movement.

Segment Subjects: Presidential election, youth vote, youth activism

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