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Energy for a New Millenium

By Habiba Alcindor

 

Taking advantage of the fact that 18 to 31 year-old "Millennial Voters" comprise 25 percent of the electorate, Power Vote is harnessing this people power to put clean energy on the agenda for the 2008 elections.

Not surprisingly, polling shows that young voters express more interest than any other demographic in reversing global warming and minimizing America's dependence on coal and petroleum-based energy.

Power Vote intends to mobilize one million young voters to demand green jobs, more stringent environmental standards and an end to the practice of basing energy policies on the demands of corporate lobbyists.

NASA environmental scientist James Hansen is collaborating with Power Vote to promote awareness of this initiative.

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