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Carlos Vasquez

L.A. high school voters who are eager to join the cast

L.A. high school voters who are eager to join the cast

The students at Esteban Torres High had lots of ground to make up. While some other Los Angeles schools had spent the last two weeks turning 2,600 students into newly eligible voters, Torres didn't begin its registration drive until Monday — the final day of a citywide #LAYouthVote campaign, sponsored by the United Way. Student leaders on the East Los Angeles campus were hoping to recruit 100 new voters from among their classmates by the school day's end. They reached that goal by noon. "Almost no one says 'no,'" senior Brenda Barbosa told me as she weaved through a lunchtime crowd with her clipboard and pen, buttonholing anyone who looked to be 18....

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