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Young Voters

Local Government Needs Young Voices More Than Ever

Rebekah Bolser | Posted 12.01.2016 | Home
Rebekah Bolser

I have spent a really long time working to give young voices a platform in the decisions that affect their lives and now I worry that the uncertainty of the future combined with the rhetoric that we keep hearing will do even more to turn off young people from our government.

Apathy Did It (Not Hate)

Andrew Cotto | Posted 11.28.2016 | Home
Andrew Cotto

Democracy requires participation. Not voting is voting for the winner. And those who didn't vote -- along with those who voted for Trump -- decided this year's winner.

What To Tell Your Kids At The Breakfast Table

Lauren Harris | Posted 11.14.2016 | Home
Lauren Harris

If you quit, the ideas you oppose and the policies you reject will prevail.

In A Pool Of Thick Blood, 6 Minority Friends Experience The 2016 Election

Eli Dagostino | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Eli Dagostino

Three young women and three young gay men. The outcome seemed grim. A normally rambunctious group became saddened and a mess.

Who's Your Plus One At The Polls?

Rob Pringle | Posted 11.04.2016 | Home
Rob Pringle

Find one other eligible voter who might not otherwise have had the motivation, mobility, or ability to vote, and bring them as your plus one to the polls.

Students Who Talk About The Election In Class Are More Likely To Vote

The Conversation US | Posted 10.31.2016 | Home
The Conversation US

Students may be learning about the mechanics of government, but they are not always required to learn the skills needed for civic participation.

Millennial Women Will Be The Difference In This Election

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Lisa Maatz

Your vote not only decides who's sitting in the Oval, gubernatorial, or city council member office. It will impact the trajectory of our country and how it influences your daily life.

Lessons from 'Hamilton' Or 6 Reasons College Students Should Get Out The Vote

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 10.19.2016 | Home
Dr. Alan Kadish

Voting among college students is at an all-time low. Reports show that only 19.9 percent of 18-24-year-olds cast a ballot in 2014. The upcoming presid...

Are You An Engaged Citizen? Why Your Vote Matters

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Dr. Judith Rich

So before you decide your vote doesn't matter in this election, consider this question: where else in your life have you left the playing field because you didn't like or agree with the way the game was being played? What relationships have stopped working due, in part, to your decision not to fully participate?

Your Vote and the Electoral College | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home

Election Day is about a month away. And while candidates fight for your vote, it's important to know what happens after you cast it.

The Privilege of Voting

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 10.04.2016 | Home
Sharon Salzberg

This election cycle has struck many of us as particularly intense--from public interactions between the candidates and their party officials, to the m...

Hillary Clinton Is Winning Decisively The Latino Millennial Vote

Latino Decisions | Posted 09.27.2016 | Home
Latino Decisions

The Latino electorate is diverse and different segments exhibit varying levels of support for the candidates and political parties. Yes, younger Latinos are reacting more negatively to Donald Trump's rhetoric, but they also reacting more positively to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Will Your Neighborhood Affect Your Access to Vote? And Other Questions This Election Cycle

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
Craig Newmark

Hey, I'm putting my money where my mouth is and supporting efforts to get out the vote. I'm helping out orgs in 15 states across the nation. These are...

4 Reasons why legalizing Marijuana could be the solution to America's Problems.

Desirae Hoover | Posted 09.06.2016 | Home
Desirae Hoover

Legalizing marijuana is something we might feel that we can do little about. Yet we can do more than we think. If legalization is your state's ballot this year, make you vote count. If your state is nowhere near legalization, then vote for pro-legalization candidates.

79-Year-Old Congressman Tells Hillary How To Get Young Voters: Rappers, Liquor And Pandora

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home

Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) wants Hillary Clinton to be the next president, but he’s worried that her campaign is spending too much money on TV adv...

Little Boy, Big Ideas

Amanda Waggener | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Amanda Waggener

We are not made to handle all the information, in the amount of detail we get, in the volume it's given to us. We are constantly made aware of every scary story that unfolds around the world, yet we aren't equipped nor do we have the ability to make most any of it better.

Why Hillary Is Not Winning Over Young Voters And How To Gain Their Support

Jack Myers | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Jack Myers

A lesson in changing voting patterns shouldn't be needed in a season that has disrupted all traditional campaign strategies.

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Teens Convince Parents To Change Their Vote

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Billy Cruz On a sweltering day in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 14-year-old Nia Carter took me on a tour of the RV she and her family have been us...

A Tale Of Two Ubers

Stephanie Weaver | Posted 07.28.2016 | Home
Stephanie Weaver

Over the weekend I made a quick trip to Denver. On two separate shared rides, sitting up front for 45 minutes, I had the chance to talk politics with people quite different from me. It reminded me of the value of face-to-face conversation, not making assumptions, and listening without trying to convince.

Why Jon Stewart On The Late Show Matters

Ariel Gros-Werter | Posted 07.25.2016 | Home
Ariel Gros-Werter

As a very intelligent public personality, Jon Stewart recognized that he was uniquely positioned to make a poignant statement with a wide ripple effect that could have an exponential impact on this election.

ReThink Review - The Purge: Election Year - Murder For 'Murica

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.06.2016 | Home
Jonathan Kim

No one is more surprised than I am that I've become such a big fan of The Purge films, which take place in a not-too-distant future where the governme...

The Young And The Brexited

Jane Darby Menton | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Jane Darby Menton

If I hadn’t been following the news, I would have thought that the entire city of Oxford, UK had collectively come down with the flu on the morning ...

An Open Letter To Millennials

Rep. Tim Ryan | Posted 06.27.2016 | Home
Rep. Tim Ryan

I share this with you because I want you to know, if this is your first campaign, regardless of what side you were on, it is just the beginning.

Brexit: Frustrated Young Britons Should Vote Again, This Time With Their Feet

Felix Marquardt | Posted 06.28.2016 | Home
Felix Marquardt

It used to be the case that moving around for jobs was reserved to European elites. No longer. I recently came across a young Frenchman from the Banlieue on the Eurostar who could not get a job in Paris and now drives public transport buses in London instead.