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The Democratic Party of Evanston in conjunction with the organization Advancing Change 2010 is recruiting volunteers to help sway voters in the 10th Congressional District to vote Democratic in the November election. Interest in the last presidential campaign ran high, as many people voted for the first time and many of those voted for Barack Obama. Historically, mid-term elections have seen losses for the party in the White House, and DPOE is hoping to combat that trend.

“We’re trying to capture the spirit of those first-time voters who voted for Obama in 2008,” said DPOE executive director Toni Gilpin at a meeting earlier this month. Brian Gorman and Brian Miller of Advancing Change recounted the enthusiasm of the Obama campaign and urged volunteers to recruit others to help progressive candidates win in the fall election.