Strike a Chord: Electoral Engagement

by George Bodarky, Julie Clark
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We're looking at various efforts to boost political consciousness in New York City and beyond.

No doubt there are a lot of political junkies out there who spend a good deal of time flipping between cable news channels. But, you also have people who are deeply concerned about issues, like the economy and education, who don't follow the political process too closely. 

Getting people more engaged is critical to ensuring candidates address the issues facing ALL Americans.  With the November elections inching closer, many organizations are in overdrive working to get people more excited to head to the polls and have their voices heard.  And they have their work cut out for them.  Voter turnout here in New York City is low with a capital "L".  WFUV's Strike a Chord campaign on electoral engagement continues this weekend on Cityscape with a look at various efforts to boost political consciousness in New York City and beyond.
 

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