Obama campaign aims social media engagement at young voters
September 19th, 2012
08:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama campaign aims social media engagement at young voters

(CNN) - President Barack Obama's campaign on Wednesday announced a new social media outreach project which asks young supporters to share what matters to them this election season.

Supporters are encouraged to post photos of themselves to social media - such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram - with their hand placed over their heart. The campaign is encouraging supporters to write an issue which matters on their hand.

Among the targets this cycle are young voters who were not yet eligible to vote in the 2008 election.

Campaign organizers point to the expanding influence of social media in young people's lives, and say this project, known as "For All" will complement their continuing on-the-ground efforts.

Also being released Wednesday is a radio ad which encourages young voters to register and vote.

"I see your passion, I see your service, I see your generation eager to make a difference," Obama is heard saying in the ad.

The Obama campaign says the minute-long radio spot will air in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Virginia.

– CNN's Gregory Wallace contributed to this report


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  1. BinaryTooth

    How many of the college kids that voted for Obama 4 years ago that can't find a job will vote for him or tell their friends to vote for him. Obama doesn't understand that everyone doesn't want to be on be on welfare or use food stamps. I know it's Obama's way of buying votes but who wants to be trapped by being dependent on a government check.

    September 19, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  2. Gurgyl

    Any sane votes for this guy. Period.

    September 19, 2012 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  3. HOLY TIGHTY WHITIES WILLARD

    "For All" Willard. Not just 53%. When you are POTUS, you are the President of ALL the people. Dwell on that for the next 7 weeks.

    September 19, 2012 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  4. gt

    to bad millions of these young people cant find a job and still live at home .....

    September 19, 2012 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  5. demwit

    This age group was a great target for dems, especially since most didn't have summer jpbs to distract them..

    September 19, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |