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Mon July 30, 2012
HARTFORD, CT - Some politicians believe that young people, between the ages of 18 and 26, don't care about politics. Senator Grump C. Mudgeon is one of those politicans. He claims that young people don't watch the news, pick up newspapers, or even register to vote.
The CPBN Media Lab went out in search of young people at the University of Hartford and Trinity College. After showing people Grump's message, which urges youth to avoid the polls, we filmed their reactions. "Who is this?" asked Andre Dixon, former UCONN student.
Max DeLorenzo, a current UCONN student, admitted that Grump brings up some valid points. "He's kind of right." While watching the video, when Grump said that young people probably are not even registered to vote, he commented, "It's true."
Christina Honeycutt disagrees. "I think our generation is definitely stepping up, and trying to vote, and trying to learn more," she told us.