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  • America Votes

    Election news from across the Knight Ridder network and the Web

    Tuesday, November 02, 2004

    Giving Everyone a Voice 

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Megan Boldt offers this touching Election Day story:

    Susan Raffo sought help for a voting demographic Tuesday that doesn't get a lot of attention: The young and homeless.

    Raffo, development director of YouthLink, a Minneapolis-based group that provides services for homeless and at-risk youth, said she had an overwhelming response to an e-mail sent out earlier in the day looking for volunteers to vouch for homeless youth so they could cast their ballots.

    Get the full story here.

    Gives new meaning to the saying "every vote counts."


    posted by Lori Aratani at 6:52 PM



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