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America's Youth Vote Grows Up, Wields Power

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America's Youth Vote Grows Up, Wields Power

Election 2008: Voting Groups

America's Youth Vote Grows Up, Wields Power

America's Youth Vote Grows Up, Wields Power

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Most pollsters agree that the youth vote in Election 2008 was at its highest in over 30 years. Just how much of a difference did the youth vote make?

What does President-elect Obama need to deliver, in order to keep young people engaged?

Farai Chideya gets insight from Valeisha Butterfield, executive director of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network; Bakari Kitwana, founder and CEO of Rap Sessions; and musician Derrick Ashong of the band Soul Frege.

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