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Financially Struggling DNC Thinks Woke Teens Are The Answer

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  • The Democratic National Committee is fundraising in the face of money troubles
  • The DNC and Democrats are increasingly using teenagers to push their donation campaign
  • Stoneman Douglas High School students have appeared in the fundraising push

The financially struggling Democratic National Committee thinks woke teens are the solution to its money problems.

Since the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, the DNC has built its fundraising message around using high school and college students to coax more money of potential donors.

“I wasn’t old enough to vote for President Obama,” reads the subject line of a Monday DNC fundraising email.

The email was signed by University of Arizona senior Joseline Mata, the president of College Democrats of America, who requested donations so the DNC can “empower and mobilize” young voters. That includes high schoolers.

“There are about four million 17-year-olds in our country who will turn 18 before Election Day,” Mata told would-be donors, “can you imagine what a difference it would make if we got them all out to the polls?”

In February, the DNC appeared to pass off a grown man as a “school-age kid” in a fundraising email.

“No one is ever the same after losing a loved one to gun violence,” read a Feb. 26 email from Ronnie Mosley. “It’s why I became a student activist ten years ago, after my friend, Blair Holt, was shot and killed on a city bus right after school.”

Mosley went on to describe himself as a “school-age kid” in the email, even though he is not a kid and no longer in school.

“School-age kids should not have to endure the trauma of gun violence. We shouldn’t have to wonder, ‘Will I be next?'” Mosley wrote in the email. “We’re fed up. We want a future, not another funeral.”

Mosley studied at Morehouse College and now runs a liberal activist group, according to his personal website. A Generation Progress article in 2014 listed Mosley as 22-years-old at that time.

Efforts to reach Mosley were unsuccessful, and the DNC did not return an interview request for this story.

The DNC sent out a fundraising email signed by Parkland high school student Sara Imam on March 2 — 16 days after the shooting. The email, titled “I am a Parkland student survivor,” plugged the DNC’s get-out-the-vote operation before getting to the ask.

“If you’re with me and other Stoneman Douglas survivors, add your name to commit to vote this fall — it’s the only way we’ll do something about gun violence in our country,” the email said.

Upon signing the “pledge” — which required giving the DNC your name, email address and zip code — voters were redirected to a donation page asking them to “chip in to help Democrats win.”

On March 14, the day of national student walkouts in support of gun control measures, the DNC pushed a similar fundraising email signed by Stoneman Douglas alumna Yasmine Taeb, who is also a DNC member.

America “failed” the Parkland students, according to Taeb’s email, and people owe it to themselves to elect Democrats.

The email asked would-be donors to “stand with” the Parkland shooting survivors by signing a petition, which redirected to a donation page upon completion.

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