Engaging UMD Students in "Gotta Vote" Effort

By KBJR News 1

October 24, 2012 Updated Oct 24, 2012 at 9:19 PM CDT

DULUTH, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - As the election nears, efforts around the country are ramping up to get voters to the polls.
Wednesday, Northland Democrats worked to engage UMD students in the get-out-to-vote effort..

UMD students said while there was more excitement around the last presidential election, enthusiasm is growing as November 6 nears.

College students played a role in getting President Obama into the White House and could be a key demographic for keeping him there, if they vote.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, and Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken spoke at the event, asking students to vote and spread the message.

"Tonight is a rally and you know what it's all about? Gotta vote right? Are you going to vote?," said Minnesota State Auditor Rebecca Otto.

Those who spoke also talked about gaining back seats at the state and federal level for the Democrats.

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