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Political strategist encourages young people to vote

Ben Jeffers speaking at Southern as Dean William Arp looks on  (Source: Todd Sterling) Ben Jeffers speaking at Southern as Dean William Arp looks on (Source: Todd Sterling)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Political strategist Ben Jeffers encouraged Southern students to register to vote and get involved in politics. His presentation stressed the importance of the minority vote on the upcoming races, especially like the Senate race between Mary Landrieu, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Rob Maness.

"I think other young people who have experience voting and who have experience in the political process need to come out and talk to them on an individual basis and let them know how they feel about being involved in the process,” Jeffers says.

Jeffers spoke at a meeting sponsored by the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists and Southern's political department.

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