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Northeastern Votes Coalition wants you to get out and vote this election season

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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 17: Stickers are shown at the ballpark which is being used as an early voting center ahead of the 2020 presidential election on October 17, 2020 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.

Although her parents were consistent voters, Olivia Oestreicher wasn’t interested in politics until her junior year of high school, when she found herself stuck at home in Shirley, Massachusetts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

She watched the massive protests erupt in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, the challenges of the pandemic and the dramatic 2020 presidential race.

“All of these things happening in 2020 made me have an interest in politics and an interest in public service,” says Oestreicher, who, going into her sophomore year, is now a coordinator for the Northeastern Votes Coalition.

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