32-year-old Khari Mosley of Pittsburgh, who founded the Pennsylvania League of Young Voters in 2004, has been named Field and Political Director for the national organization. In addition to Pennsylvania, the group has affiliates in New Mexico, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Ohio, and Missouri.
Mosley will be responsible for voter registration and all web-based strategies for increasing youth participation in the electoral process--efforts he says are contributing to a record turnout this year, though more should be done to motivate non-college-educated young people to vote.
Mosley describes the League as progressive on issues but non-partisan, willing to work with all parties. There's been no decision as yet on endorsing a presidential candidate.