The WHY of this: in 2004, 2006, and 2008 efforts to organize youth of color were spectacularly successful. In 2008, the increase in new young voters alone switched WI back to [Obama] in the last weeks of the election. Now that 2010 has given Republicans an opening, they’re trying to move quickly.
Check out Jamilah King’s pre-election reporting from Milwaukee on where those youth went in the 2010 election.
And speaking of interesting stuff Chang said, also check out his thoughts after the 2010 elections: It’s the culture, stupid.