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Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Republicans critical of get-out-the-vote campaign

The Associated Press reported earlier today:

"Republicans are criticizing a Wisconsin get-out-the-vote campaign involving public school students, saying Democrats are exploiting the students for political gain.

Young people in the program organized by the Wisconsin Citizen Action Fund take time from regular classes to go door to door in minority neighborhoods and areas with historically low voter turnout, urging people to cast ballots.

The students, ranging in age from 11 to 18, also use phone banks to call homes and urge people to vote.

Chris Lato, spokesman for the state Republican Party, called the program 'a disgraceful use of taxpayer money.'"

The Milwaukee public school get-out-the-vote campaign was cancelled tonight.


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