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Obama Youth Vote


Sam Koppelman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Home
Sam Koppelman

As many Americans became more and more disenchanted with President Obama, I've had a difficult time explaining to my friends and myself why I still care so much about Obama succeeding.

Liberalism Up, Political Engagement Down Among College Freshmen

Posted 03.27.2012 | College

The Occupy College protests and demonstrations against college tuition-hikes on campuses across the country may paint a portrait of an increasingly li...

Teens Sound Off On Obama's Big Speech!

| Julianna Joss & Shawn Rusterholz | Posted 01.25.2012 | Home

Two teen participants in the Junior States of America (JSA), a student-run political organization for high school students, sounded off on Obama's Sta...

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young pe...

Any Given Election Day

Shawne Merriman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Shawne Merriman

I can't emphasize enough the importance of teaching young people about their right to vote, and Rock the Vote is a great campaign to be a part of to get this message across.

Camn Obama Rebuild His Youth Support In 2012?

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 07.16.2011 | College

PHILADELPHIA -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is barely a month old, but Camille Gervasio and other volunteers nationwide already are ...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Change They Believed In: Can Obama Recapture The Millennial Magic? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- At 17, Rachel Marshall spent most of the 2004 presidential election sulking because she wasn't yet old enough to vote. Four years late...

What Happened With Young Voters

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexander Heffner

Last week I participated in a panel discussion in Philadelphia on the 2010 midterm campaign aptly headlined "What the hell just happened?" As part o...

Obama's MTV Town Hall Was a Missed Opportunity

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

Rather than provide context, the president regurgitated talking points and laundry lists that seemed to be directed at the pundits rather than at the young people in the room.

The "Christine" Conundrum: Why are Democrats losing the "white woman" vote?

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

According Gallup polling available exclusively to The Daily Beast, Democrats are "losing support among white women" as the upcoming November mid-term ...

Sam Stein

Obama To Young Voters: 'You Can't Sit Out' In 2010 | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a conference call with college journalists on Monday, President Obama made a direct pitch to the young voters who flocked to his campaign two years...

Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This week, Ellie and Lauren are back with their own submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, "Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga."

From Justin Bieber to Van Jones

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

The only thing more hilarious than our “Do It For Bieber” video (which we thought was pretty funny) was the media reaction to it. Last...

Voting for Bieber, It's Not Just a VMAs Thing

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This Nov. 2, Vote Again. If not for it for Bieber.

Democrats, Obama Losing Young Voters?

The New York Times | Kirk Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The college vote is up for grabs this year -- to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to ...

Iller: Obama Zombies Strike Back (Video)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

It's time to stop allowing the pundits and pollsters to speak for us- there's still too much at stake. In the interim, if they insist on calling us zombies, then we might as well embrace it and have a little fun in the process.

Democrats Rock the Vote on Campuses

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

More than twice as many 18-29 year olds voted for Obama as for McCain in 2008, and one year later the party preferences of college students remain similarly lopsided in favor of the Democratic Party.

Volunteerism 2.0 -- A Generation Seeking to Help

Meredith Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Segal

According to the Higher Education Research Institute, the percent of first-year college students who believe that it is very important to help people in need is at its highest level since 1970. Without question, ours is a generation seeking to help.

President Obama: Trust Young Americans to Relay the Healthcare Message!

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

If the president is to pass his health care legislation, he must tap into the core base of support the helped him win the 2008 elections -- a core that consists significantly of young Americans.

A Hip-Hop Response To Chris Brown & Rihanna

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bakari Kitwana

Now is not the time for young people inspired during the election cycle to fall into complacency. Instead, their energy should be channeled into the fight to end domestic violence.

What the Press Didn't Tell You About the Largest Youth Movement in Decades (Part One)

Jesse Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jesse Jenkins

Part One: A Growing Movement Comes of Age By Jesse Jenkins, reporting for the Energy Collective and WattHead - Energy News and Commentary This is th...

Want Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies? Tell Them to Eat Their Barack-O-lli and It Just Might Work!

Donna Fish | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Fish

Console yourself that you're amongst the millions of other parents who can't get their kids to eat vegetables. I haven't heard of one case of scurvy reported lately, have you?

Red the Book: Ticket Snubbed at the Inauguration

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy Goldwasser

We held up our purple tickets to prove that we all deserved a place on the other side of the gates, and watched with envy as anyone who made it through ran in with joy.

This Is a Call

Daniel Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Kohn

This is a call to you, Generation Obama. We must show the equal enthusiasm to our communities as we did in getting out the vote.

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.