Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Primary partying

Young voters turned out Tuesday to celebrate the N.C. primary at the GenerationEngage party at Cans.

Some of the drama was taken out of the night when Barack Obama was called the winner in North Carolina early in the evening, but about 100 people stuck around to watch the Indiana race and local results.
It was a bit surreal to see the normally rockin' Cans forgo the blasting Top 40 music for MSNBC analysts on the big screens and on the speakers.
GenerationEngage is a nonpartisan, youth-civic-engagement initiative that aims to connect young people with political leaders and other civic organizations. Their target demographic: 16- to 30-year-olds.
The group holds movie screenings of such social-action films as "Charlie Wilson's War" and "The Kite Runner" regularly.
Decker Ngongang, outreach coordinator for GenGage in Charlotte, said Tuesday's party was a dry run for a similar event the organization will host for the presidential election in November.