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Here's How To Reverse The Record-Low Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We walk students through the new voter laws, because, unfortunately, they risk being disenfranchised if we don't. Community groups need to do the same for those they reach.

Changing Residency Standards Attack Student Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

This trend of tough residency standards aimed at limiting student voting rights cannot stand. Instead, we should encourage more participation in our democracy from younger people.

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.

Students Too Young To Vote Carry Out Their Own Elections

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

As voters head to the polls today, groups of younger, not-quite-18 voters are taking part in democratic elections of their own. At a time when stud...

"My Vote Doesn't Matter": Helping Students Surmount Political Cynicism

Paul Loeb | Posted 11.25.2012 | College
Paul Loeb

You've heard it again and again. "My vote doesn't matter," students too often say. Others complain that politicians are "all the same and all corrupt." How do we overcome this cynical resignation and encourage students to register and vote despite their conviction that the game is fundamentally rigged?

Hofstra University Prepares for Political Sizzle in October

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

Will students engage in the upcoming presidential elections in the definitive way they did for Obama in '08? The general perception in the media is that they might not.

States Clash Over Laws That Could Keep Students From Voting

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

New Hampshire's new Republican state House speaker is pretty clear about what he thinks of college kids and how they vote. They're "foolish," Speaker ...

Live Free or Die... But You Can't Vote

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Why, in 2011, would New Hampshire legislators find it pressing to restrict the voting rights of students, ignoring established constitutional principles in the process? Well, for one, it's a partisan thing.

Sticks and Stones and Voting Rights

Thomas Bates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Bates

As legislatures across the country push bills that erode youth voting rights, we are seeing some pretty egregious examples, notably in Montana and New Hampshire.

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went f...

Students Are Voting Again to Build a Movement

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Students are voting again in 2010 because we're building a movement. It is a movement to make education a right and has been a driving force behind social progress for decades.

The Millennials are Coming

Jason Rae | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Rae

Millennials. You may have heard the term. Those born after 1977 are more optimistic, service-oriented and progressive than Gen X'ers.

The Case for the College Voters

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

It seems young voters will turn out in record numbers this year, yet there are those who, after all these years, are still trying to pull the reins from us when it comes to our franchise.

False Hope Raised That UIowa Dorms Open For Caucus

Iowa Independent | John Deeth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A brief flurry of hope that the University of Iowa would reverse its policy and open the dorms for caucus night was dashed on Wednesday night. In a 5...

IA: Squables Over Student Caucus Participation Nothing New | Meredith Decker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As one of the longest primary seasons in history draws to a close, a major focus of the presidential campaigns' get-out-the-vote efforts in Iowa has t...

Iowa Students Speak Out About Jan 3 Caucus Date

Iowa Independent | Chase Martyn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

After the November 15 Democratic presidential debate on CNN, Iowa Independent caught up with several University of Iowa Democrats at a debate watching...

Oprah To Hit The Campaign Trail For Obama

Chicago Sun-Times | Lynn Sweet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Oprah Winfrey is poised to campaign for White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in Iowa and New Hampshire, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. ...

Winter Break And The Iowa Caucuses | Ben Adler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

College students in Iowa may need to snap out of their New Year's Day hangover extra early this year if they want to participate in the state's presid...