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The Democrats and Young Black Voters – Letter to the editor

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Letter To the Editor: Re “Threat Response,” by Charles M. Blow (column, Oct. 16):

Democrats may finally be paying attention to black people in the election, but it appears to be another 11th-hour attempt to bring black people to the polls to save a party that has not consistently engaged this constituency.

I would urge them to pay special attention to the black youth vote. If the party is able to mobilize these young people, it can build a cadre of committed political activists that can carry its message forward for years to come. There are at least three ways to better engage young black people, and more generally, black and young Americans: Click here to read the full story

Cathy Cohen
Cathy Cohen