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Free Pupusas! Waka Flocka Flame! How College Students Are Getting Out The Vote

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To boost voter engagement, students at California universities are reaching out to their peers in a language they understand.

They're using a variety of enticements:

  • Concerts with singers Waka Flocka Flame and Cupcakke that include voter registration
  • Photo booth where you can don a fetching Uncle Sam or Abe Lincoln hat
  • Tote bags with customized airbrushed voting messages
  • Hands-on demo of the new L.A. County touch screen voting machine
  • Free pupusas!

The latest effort was a four hour voter engagement event at CSU Northridge titled “Politics Isn’t a Bad Word.”
Meet the student who's behind this effort: