While the number of young people on the voter rolls has dwindled since the 70s, many predict this year will be different. The war in Iraq has captured the attention of American youth, soldiers and cynics alike. And with the lesson that every vote counts still fresh from 2000, organizers are hoping that this will be the year that young people replace apathy with activism, and decide to show up and be counted.
Ian Rowe, VP of Public Affairs at MTV overseeing their “Choose or Lose” campaign
Jonathan Zaff, President of 18 to 35, a organization engaged in youth issues
Chris Nowinski, pro-wrestler who is covering the convention for the World Wrestling Entertainment Network;
Stephanie Alves, college sophomore active in politics.