Take Two for October 8, 2012

Afghan Americans help others get the voting habit

Afghan Americans and Muslim Americans

Francesca Segre/KQED

Afghan Americans and Muslim Americans listen to mayoral candidates on Sept. 28, 2012 at the Fremont Family Resource Center.

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.


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