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Contact:  Anne Canty					FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

635 New Voters Register at Columbia University

Six hundred and thirty-five new voters were registered yesterday (September 5th) during the Columbia University Voter Empowerment Project's "Concert with a Conscience," which featured the MTV Choose or Lose Bus. The Columbia registration drive was organized by 19-year-old Barnard College sophomore, Leora Hanser, coordinator of Columbia's Voter Empowerment Project. Hanser is also an organizer of Register New York, a coalition of not-for-profit groups, which is sponsoring a major citywide voter registration drive during the weekend of October 4th and 5th. 9.6.96 18,940