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Obama Tells Democratic Donors To 'Get Organized' And Register Voters Before Midterms

At an expensive Beverly Hills fundraiser, the former president talked about how to motivate voters to get to the polls. "We have to get systematic about registering voters," he said.
Former President Barack Obama, who spoke to Obama Foundation fellows in May, urged Democrats at a California fundraiser this week to get younger people involved in the process. Source: Erin Hooley

Former President Barack Obama has kept a low profile since he left office. It was just a coincidence that the man who so inspires Democrats made one of his rare public appearances in Beverly Hills on Thursday night during what has been a mostly dispiriting week for members of his party.

With Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing Democrats have had to face the fact and from several countries that are predominantly Muslim. And the outcry over the separation of migrant families at the border

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