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Millennial Voters

Why I Support Donald Trump as a Conservative Millennial of Color

Kicker | Posted 05.11.2016 | Black Voices
Kicker

I have listened to Trump's speeches, read his books, and I even attended a Trump rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on December 21st, 2015. I have no doubt in my mind that Trump will do what is best for the American people. He will protect this country. He will make America great again.

Millennials Taking Power

Mark Gerzon | Posted 04.01.2016 | Politics
Mark Gerzon

But unlike other states, America's third largest "state" has no representatives in Congress. Consequently, Collegia represents a golden opportunity for mobilizing Millennial Power. This population is heavily concentrated in well-defined college towns.

The Ghosts of Midterms Past

Capri S. Cafaro | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Capri S. Cafaro

Undoubtedly, much is at stake every four years as presidents set the tone and, theoretically, the policy agenda in Washington. But what is occurring in the intervening time? We still have elections. And those elections are much more important than you think.

An Open Letter to Young Voters

Khwaja Khusro Tariq | Posted 02.25.2016 | Politics
Khwaja Khusro Tariq

Yes, you. The 24-year-old fresh out of grad school, about to finally embark on that career as a licensed clinical social worker -- except you are $30,000 in debt before you've even seen your first paycheck.

Howard Fineman

Hillary Clinton Is Pitching Herself To Millennials

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Is Hillary Clinton actually moving left, and if so, why? The answer is yes, though not on every topic. And the reason is to push youn...

Millennials Rock the Marriage Debate

Ashley Spillane | Posted 05.04.2016 | Politics
Ashley Spillane

This cultural shift is obviously significant. But where we go from here is just as important. There are 93 million of us in America right now, and as a result, we have the potential to be the most powerful voting bloc in the country. Imagine what we could do if we harnessed that number, and the power that comes with it, into action at the ballot box?

Politicians Are Always Giving College Students the Shaft: Why Shouldn't They?

Matt Teitelbaum | Posted 04.25.2015 | Politics
Matt Teitelbaum

As a politically active student, I am incredibly frustrated by the lack of political engagement demonstrated by my peers. When asked how they feel about the government, I find young people are very quick to blame politicians for many of their problems.

Notes for Next Time: From Turnoff to Turnout

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.16.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The voting turnout in this year's congressional and gubernatorial elections was the lowest since 1942. Much of the story was in young people, poor people, black and Hispanic citizens who tend to support Democrats voting in far lower numbers than in 2008 or 2012. The Democrats just weren't offering them very much. But the other part of the Election Day story was older voters and the white working class, especially men, deserting the Democrats in droves -- again, because Democrats didn't seem to be offering much. Republicans, at least, were promising lower taxes. Turnout on average dropped from 2012 by a staggering 42 percent. But as Sam Wang reported in a post-election piece for the American Prospect, the drop-off was evidently worse for Democrats. The two parts of this story seem to create an impossible conundrum for Democrats.

To Young Liberals in Red States: Stay

Madison Lawson | Posted 01.13.2015 | Politics
Madison Lawson

It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.

Defying Shelby: Get Informed, Then #GoVote!

Yándary K. Zavala | Posted 01.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Yándary K. Zavala

If there is one day this year that will determine the future of the Latino community, it is November 4. With Latinos poised to influence the outcomes of key races nationwide, it is crucial for us to vote.

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Millennial Voters Favor The GOP. Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

A poll of young voters released Wednesday bore what on the surface seemed like terrible news for Democrats: A majority of millennials likely to show u...

Sec. Of The Interior: Millennial Voters Can Turn The Tide On Climate Change

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite the partisan squabbles that seem to be consuming Congress these days, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has faith that millennials can ma...

Young Voters Are More Likely To Skip Voting Because They Say They're Too Busy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

Young voters are more likely to say they are too busy to vote than the general population, an analysis by the Center for Information and Research on ...

Poll: Millennials Don't Trust Social Media For Politics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2014 | Media

Millennials may be the social media generation, but they don't trust it for political news. That's according to Fusion's new "Millennial Attitudes"...

Rock The Vote President Fires Back At Fox News Host's 'Crazy' Claim

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.09.2014 | College

Fox News' Lisa Kennedy Montgomery declaration that she "absolutely" doesn't want young people to vote if they aren't properly informed doesn't sit we...

It's Up to You, Millennials

Trey Grayson | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Trey Grayson

Campaigns always seem to care more about what the senior citizens say. Why? Because they vote.

Millennials Meet World. Who Wins?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What happens when a generation said to be far less conspicuous in its consumption confronts human nature? The personal growth and fulfillment at the top Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs occupies the floor just above esteem -- defined by status, achievement and reputation.

This Is When Millennials Will Take Over Congress

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

When the millennial generation assumes power in American politics, they will bring with them a very different set of priorities than the current statu...

The Social Generation: The Youth Vote and the Future of Progressivism

Rob Shepardson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Rob Shepardson

As the inauguration approaches and Washington gears up for battle, Americans tired of seeing our government held hostage by rigid ideologues, take heart. Help could be on the way in the form of young voters who flexed their political muscle in November.

A New Year's Millennial Must

Abby Huntsman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

As a member of the millennial generation, I recognize the implications of today's policies on not only myself, but my kids and their kids' future. Isn't this all the more reason we should let our voices be heard once elections come to and end?

Information Critical to Turning Out the Student Vote

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Despite the punditry claiming there was less enthusiasm this year among young people, they ended up making the difference in the election this year. Now that millenials are the largest voting bloc in the country, their influence will continue to grow.

Shaping the Election: Youth Vote 2012

Matthew Segal | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Without a doubt, President Obama once again owes his successful election to a generation who supported him by a margin of 23 percent.

Another Millennial Triumph

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.