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Meredith Segal '08 Wall Street Journal's "Party Animal"

Story posted March 14, 2008

Meredith Segal '08, national director of Students for Barack Obama, is mentioned in the March 14, 2008, edition of The Wall Street Journal. Read the article.

Meredith Segal '08

The article, "Party Animals," details how politically motivated students are skipping spring break in a vacation locale in favor of volunteering with presidential campaigns.

"Our goal has always been to offer students across the country an avenue through which to contribute to this movement," says Segal.

"The pundits have long said that young people are apathetic, that we don't care about the future of America. This year, we have seen unprecedented levels of engagement among students and record youth turnout at primaries and caucuses."

Segal originally organized Students for Barack Obama as a Facebook group in the summer of 2006 and has since developed it into a full-fledged political action committee. The group now has its own Web site and chapters on high school, college and university campuses across the country.

Read a story about Segal in The Bowdoin Orient.

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