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Local Teens Turn Out For Tea Party Rally

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By Kelsey Snell

Scattered among the hundreds of Tea Party activists rallying today in Washington was a small but vocal group of young people from the area.

Though a recent poll says young activists make up less than a quarter of the movement, they are by no means a quiet minority. Morgan Lally, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, skipped classes today to come to the rally.

"Yeah we really just we don’t like the fact that the government is trying to put more and more control on the people and we need to go back to the way our founding fathers intended it," she says.

Andrew McKellis is another senior at Mount Vernon. He and Lally are both 18.

"If you’re not going to take the time to go out and represent your voice then you can’t complain when the people who are in office are doing things you don’t agree with," he says.

McKellis says he’s really looking forward to having his voice count when he votes for the first time in November.

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