Campaigns Want Young Voters' Mobile Numbers

As election season kicks into high gear, many groups are apparently trying to get young voters to hand over their mobile phone numbers in a “get out the vote” effort, which they hope will mobilize those young voters come election day. The problem, though, is that some are worried about the privacy issues and what will happen to those phone numbers. Of course, you could say that about anything, and just because the people are young, it doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t learn about the responsibility of owning their own mobile phone and deciding who to give the number to. A smart kid would ask why the campaigning group needs the number and what they plan to do with it – or they would just refuse to give it out.

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