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Obama Young People

Hey, Stop Calling Us The 'Me, Me, Me' Generation

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 03.30.2014 | Teen
Rebekah Bolser

It is extremely important that the young people of America make it a point to tune into the State of the Union address, educate themselves on the issues and speak up about what matters to them.

Poll Reveals Bad News For Obama Among Supportive Group

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

(Adds quotes from Harvard official, details) By Richard Valdmanis BOSTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Young Americans are unhappy ...

Why the 2012 Election Cycle Sucks

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

We need to change the system, and in order to do that we need to be honest about how bad it's gotten. The good news? We've already shown signs that yes, we can do better.

Obama Focuses On Issues Concerning Young People

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is starting his week with a focus on issues related to young people, before returning to the campaign trail....

Barack Obama, Pragmatic, Compromise Prone, Moderate Democrat: Clear in 2009, Already Clear in 2007.

Myriam Miedzian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Myriam Miedzian

While much of his voting record, especially in the Illinois legislature was very good, some of his actions were disturbingly contrary to the rhetoric and the idealistic image he conveyed.

Young and Black in the Age of Obama

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

These truths are self-evident, but are they fully realized? No. They are not. Complacency is what we have to fear, it's what this generation must fight.

Why the Youth Vote Is the Big Story -- For 2008 and for Decades to Come

Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Greenberg and Karl Weber

We'd like to state the case for the youth vote as being crucial in understanding the Obama victory and what it means for the future. The youth vote deserves a lot of respect in its shaping of the electoral map.

10 Reasons to Be Hopeful About 2009 and 3 Reasons to be Terrified

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah van Gelder

We humans have the free will to make choices that assure our collective survival, or do otherwise. We have the creativity and intelligence to build on the best possibilities while averting the worst.

Two Years of Inspiration

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

I have never seen a more exciting demonstration of democracy in action than what I have witnessed in the past two years, since I first read both of Obama's books and signed on as a volunteer.

Inspiration Comes to Ohio

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

This morning I saw Barack Obama speak on the steps of the Ohio statehouse. I finally understood something. I felt things I don't think I've ever felt.

Obama Campaign Big Winner in Media Revolution

Steve Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Steve Miller

Now on the precipice of possibly winning the presidency, Barack Obama can rightfully say that newer technologies catapulted him into the White House.

If Molly Ivins Could Only See Us Now

Deanie Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Deanie Mills

Texas politics are on the move, and for the first time in years, it's exciting to be a Democrat in this very red state. And the Obama campaign is treating us red-staters like our votes count, too.

Will Obama Inspire a New Generation of Organizers?

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Peter Dreier

Obama has already inspired young people to apply in increasing numbers to become community and workplace organizers. He may be counting on them to push him (and Congress) to live up to his progressive promise.