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Sarah Springborn '06, of Wellesley, MA, participated in an internship in her hometown during the summer, assisting homeless women in registering to vote.

Springborn, a psychology major, was one of three college interns working on the project for Women of Means, a nonprofit organization based in Wellesley that provides free health care to homeless women in Massachusetts.

In a story in The Wellesley Townsman newspaper, Springborn is quoted as stating that she has volunteered in shelters in the area before, and therefore knew what to expect of the conditions and residents. However, Springborn stated in the report, "I thought they might not care [about registering] -- they've been ignored all these years, so what's the point of voting now? But most women were very responsive and happy to have us there. It was equally beneficial for all of us."

Read more about Women of Means and its voter registration drive at The Wellesley Townsman Web site.

Posted: September 16, 2004