Student Hopes to Be Youngest DNC Delegate

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

It has been said that young people do not care about politics as much as past generations have cared. Ari Siesser has blown that misconception out of the water with a passion for politics and he is hoping others share that passion this Saturday.

Dr. Robert Sanders, Political Science and Planning, and Ari SiesserSiesser, a 17-year-old student in the Advanced Academy of Georgia at UWG and treasurer of the campus chapter of the College Democrats, has set his sights on becoming the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention this year.

He is asking students who can vote and live in the third district to travel with him to Senoia this Saturday and vote him into the convention where he will support Senator Barack Obama.

“Students, anyone really, can help by registering to vote, actually voting and going to meetings like the college democrats or republicans,” said Siesser. “My goal is to represent the voters in the District 3 at the National Convention and I need votes.”

To vote for Siesser in Senoia, voters must be registered in Georgia’s third congressional district and be at least 18 years old by election day in November.

The club is organizing transportation for those wishing to attend the delegate election to vote for him. The election is scheduled April 19 at 10 a.m. in McGuire’s Irish Pub in Senoia. For more information, e-mail Siesser at