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Afghan Americans help others get the voting habit




Afghan Americans and Muslim Americans listen to mayoral candidates on Sept. 28, 2012 at the Fremont Family Resource Center.
Afghan Americans and Muslim Americans listen to mayoral candidates on Sept. 28, 2012 at the Fremont Family Resource Center.
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With the election right around the corner, get out the vote campaigns are in high gear.

But for many Afghan refugees living in the U.S., government is associated with the corruption and oppression they knew back home.

So a large number of those eligible to vote, don't.

In Fremont, California, home to the largest Afghan American community, some political activists are working to change that.

The California Report's Francesca Segre reports.