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Duke Student DNC Delegate

The Democratic National Convention in Charlotte is especially exciting for a growing group of youth delegates.  Elena Botella says she’s pumped up!  The Duke University senior helped campaign for President Obama as a senior in high school but was too young to vote for him. Botella says there are a lot of students like her still involved.

Botella continues, "Oh, I talk to chapter leaders all the time, from all over the state.  We have chapters in almost every campus in North Carolina.  They have their challenges, making sure their people get to the polls, they deal with inclimate weather.  But one thing they are not dealing with is the lack of student enthusiasm."

Botella is one of 37 young North Carolina Democrats serving as delegates to the national convention.

Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.
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