As the election draws near, YVP organizers will engage them on these issues-face-to-face, by email, and on the phone--register them, and make sure they turn out to the polls.
So liberal 527s advocate for "issues" and use euphemisms like "change" with a wink and a nod to mean "Kerry." As Adam Ebbin, the press director of 21st Century Democrats, which oversees YVP, explains, "We are not formally affiliated with the Democratic Party, but we are a democratic organization that supports Democrats."
One of them, 20-year-old Jenny Barter, says of the YVP organizers that she's glad "someone is taking advantage of these crowds other than radio stations."
At the end of the line, Nicole Switzer Barnum, 20, wearing a pink tank top over a black bra, moseys over to the organizers and inquires about what is going on, motivated, she says, by the fact that "we got to wait in line for a long-ass time." Presented with the YVP pitch, she responds gamely.