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Case studies 1"35: 1-"//&34 8JOOJOH UIF %FNPDSBUJD DPOWFOUJPO QSPWFT / $ ┬ÁT IPTQJUBMJUZ JOEVTUSZ JT B GSPOU SVOOFS By Mark Kemp + osh Norek was on the hunt for some good Southern grub. It was a Friday night in mid-June, and the West Coast-based director of business development for Voto Latino had spent the day in Charlotte scouting venues for the organization's big event at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Over plates of fried chicken and glasses of iced tea at Mert's Heart and Soul on College Street, Norek and New Media Director Steve Alfaro discussed the pros and cons of several local hot spots. They wanted something hip and energetic; after all, Voto Latino is the nonprofit voter-regis- tration organization that actress Rosario Dawson founded in 2004 to get young PATRICK SCHNEIDER

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