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Young Voters

2016's "Missing Voters" Can Be Found With Automatic Voter Registration

Liz Kennedy | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Liz Kennedy

Overall, these "missing voters" amount to half, and in some cases more than half, of the total votes cast for president in these states. This should ring huge alarm bells for those who care about our society's health and future. Fortunately, there is a solution.

Rock The Vote Still Hip, Still Needed After 25 Years

The Huffington Post | Julia Craven | Posted 10.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early in the morning of June 11, 1990, Luther "Luke Skyywalker" Campbell and Christopher "Fresh Kid-Ice" Wong Won, members of the provo...

A Present From Our 18-Year-Old Selves

Sam Novey | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics
Sam Novey

The other night, Democratic candidates for president spent a bunch of time debating whether public college should be free for some people or free for all people. It was pretty remarkable.

Youth Apathy: The Problem Is in the Question, Not the Answer

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

There is an overwhelming assumption that kids don't care about politics. Yet, at the end of the day most people don't even give us a chance. They should just ask us a simple question: what do you believe in?

Why American Youth Need Bernie Sanders

Dieter Holger | Posted 09.14.2015 | College
Dieter Holger

Democratic socialism isn't Communism. There's no reason to be scared of a government that provides rights we all deserve. Democratic socialism works, and if elected president Sanders can make it work here in the United States.

The Party of Tomorrow

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

Your generation expects and deserves solutions, not more government directed by out of touch politicians. It's time for a new set of ideas. Only a candidate who is a socially tolerant, fiscally responsible and principled leader can reinvigorate the Republican brand.

On International Youth Day, Let's Listen to Youth

Ritu Sharma | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

The dark eyes of a young African man met mine the other day for a fleeting moment. Not in person. He was on the news.

To the Republican Candidates, From an 18-Year-Old Woman

Carly Steyer | Posted 08.07.2015 | Teen
Carly Steyer

The percentage of young people who vote is disappointingly low, so I'm taking my frustrations about the debate as a reminder that I really should show up to vote for the candidates whose ideologies I do support.

Candidates Connecting With Supporters, 10 Seconds At A Time

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

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Bring Rhode Island's Election Law into the 21st Century

Sam Gilman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Politics
Sam Gilman

What's more common sense than making voting more accessible while reducing opportunity for fraud, all while reducing taxpayer costs?

Sen. Warren Receives 240,000 Signatures Asking to Cancel All to Student Debt

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Last week, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Senate's foremost advocate for lowering student debt and lowering the cost of college, received a petition signed by over 240,000 people. The petition called on Congress and the president to cancel all student debt.

Is the Marijuana Vote Up for Grabs?

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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 | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 05.08.2015 | 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? | 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 | 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.