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Democratic National Committee Chair Visits Noles For Obama

Wasserman Schultz and students
Jessica Palombo
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WFSU-FM

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz met with students at Florida State University on Tuesday. The South Florida congresswoman was visiting Florida college campuses to try and motivate supporters of President Barack Obama.

Wasserman Schultz spoke to and took questions from students in the Noles for Obama group. She said, this presidential election is the most important of her lifetime, and she hopes students see it that way too.

“I know in between studying, because I’ve been there, sandwiching something else in there is hard," she said. "But really, your activism—you should be engaged as if your future depends on it. Because it does."

Wasserman Schultz said Obama’s policies have given Pell grants to thousands of students, cut student loan interest rates and kept $1 billion in funding that would have been cut from historically black universities.

She also said she’s confident Obama’s ground campaign will win the swing state of Florida again.