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Young Voters

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

On one issue, though, there is a sizeable (and growing) bloc of voters who are not only cross-partisan but also so committed they could be called "single-issue voters." I'm speaking of the marijuana vote. And it could be up for grabs next year.

Ohio Legislature Advances Controversial Bill That Could Deter Students From Voting

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

Ohio's Republican-controlled Senate passed a transportation budget Wednesday containing a controversial provision that critics say could dissuade coll...

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.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Millennials Really Don't Think Everybody Should Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Young Americans aren't just less likely to vote than their older compatriots. They're also less likely to believe that everyone should c...

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.

Things Conservative Pundits Say About Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

Young voters are more likely to skip the midterm elections this year than the general population. That is typically bad news for Democrats: Research f...

Voting Rights -- And Voting Wrongs

Rick Horowitz | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

They don't want you voting. So vote!!!

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...

Kate Sheppard

Younger Voters Like Pro-Environment Candidates, But May Not Show Up To Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Young voters are much more likely than senior citizens to say they'll vote for candidates who support cutting greenhouse gas emissions...

Why Are Young Voters Abandoning Their Political Destiny?

Alison Sher | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Alison Sher

We sacrifice salary to adhere to an ethical code. Our stance on social issues is largely liberal, though our opinions paradoxically, and perhaps ignorantly, contradict themselves.

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 ...

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...

Still Not Getting It: GOP's Latest Ad for Young Women Voters

Atima Omara | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics
Atima Omara

Earlier this week, the CRNC released a series of campaign ads for specific Republican Governor's races in the country modeled after the TLC Reality Show Say Yes To the Dress. The ad was part of a series of ads to woo younger women voters and appear "cultural relevant" says CRNC President Alex Smith. Really, they are just tone deaf and sexist.

Eyeing 2016, Rand Paul Courts Young Voters

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key s...

At Bat: America's Boy Wonder Phenom Jimmy Loomis Playing the Sport of Politics

Dave Kreissman | Posted 11.15.2014 | Politics
Dave Kreissman

James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the position at age 18.

Warning to Dems: Be Smart When Mobilizing Young Voters

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Yes, smart Democratic campaigns should do everything possible to turn out every eligible African-American, Hispanic and single-woman voter, but the issue of turning out young voters is much trickier and demands closer examination and specific voter research for every campaign.

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

Poll Finds Young Americans Not Excited About November Election

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Fewer than a quarter of adults under 30 are sure they'll vote this November, according to a new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics. The lo...

What You Think You Know About The Midterms Is Wrong

Margie Omero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.

Hillary Clinton Makes Appeal To Young Voters

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Looking out to a theater full of motivated college students, Hillary Rodham Clinton said their generation showed great promise a...

The New Populist Movement: Organizing to Take Back America.

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

A new progressive populist movement is rising up in the United States. Inspired by an expansive vision of greater economic opportunity for all Americans, this new movement is also fueled by anger over politicians' broken promises.

Really, Arizona? Really? What You Can Do About Arizona's Anti-LGBT Law

Poy Winichakul | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Poy Winichakul

One thing is clear: If young people had more say in government, this kind of law wouldn't pass. Here's why.

Americans Say They'd Be Least Likely To Vote For A President Of This Religion

Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.