DOVER - If Democrats are going to recapture and hold on to the White House, young people must get involved in politics now at the local and national level, the party's top official said Wednesday.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean urged Delaware State University students to help the party continue the success it enjoyed in the November elections, when it took over the majority in both chambers of Congress.
"Young people voted overwhelmingly for Democrats in the 2006 election," Mr. Dean told a crowd of more than 200 comprised mainly of DSU and Wesley College students.
"We need to get you folks out (to vote) one more time, young people all across the spectrum, but particularly young African-American men. That is a group of folks that had not voted for a long time.
"(Young people are) the Democratic majority that's going to fuel the country in the future."
"I don't think the national chairman has ever been to Kent County before," Ms. Betts said.
"You can't help but be fired up now."
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