University Takes Direct Approach to the Youth Vote

[09.17.2012]

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Earlier this spring, less than half (46%) of college-age Millennials said they were certain to vote in this November’s election. This year, however, the California State University system is taking a more direct approach to the problem of the youth engagement. The hundreds of thousands of applicants will receive a letter warning them that if they don’t vote to raise taxes this fall, their spot could evaporate. According to critics, this is illegal.

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