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Lucia Graves

Poll: Young Republicans More Excited, Engaged Than Dems | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Young Republicans are more energized about upcoming elections and more likely to show up on Election Day than their Democratic counterparts, according...

NEW DATA: Young Voters Battle Cynicism, But Still Plan to Participate in 2010

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Heather Smith

Young people may be more cynical this election cycle, but they are also even more experienced. If candidates treat them like the sophisticated, energized voting bloc they truly are and address their issues, they will deliver.

9/11: Remembering the Fallen & Building a Generation's Future

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Today we reflect on the terrorist attack that shook the country and shaped our generation's future. Amid a fury of debate over whether a mosque should...

Letter to Young Americans

Subhankar Banerjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Subhankar Banerjee

You're young. The world in front of you does not seem very bright right now. I'm writing this letter with all that in mind. Your future is in your hands. Start the climate revolution now. Come November you must vote and you must vote with climate in your mind.

Let's Pile on the President

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

For Democrats Obama is like a straight A student who everyone in the classroom used to admire and have quickly grown annoyed with. For Republicans, Obama is the straight A student everyone always abhorred.

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 ...

Is Colorado the New Iowa? Young People Closing Midterm "Enthusiasm Gap"

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

According to the news this week, the midterm elections will be characterized as any one of the following: The Economist predicts a disappointed indict...

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.

Why I'm Fed Up! (VIDEO)

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

You read right. Fed up. I had an opportunity to provide opening remarks for the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference. After two years of being told what I felt as a young person in politics -- I used the opportunity to set the record straight.

Selective Math: Midterm Projections for Millennials Miss the Mark

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Election enthusiasts who've been gleefully gossiping for months about the narratives that will frame November's midterm contests got their first subst...

Elena Kagan Matters to Young People

Oghene Oyiborhoro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oghene Oyiborhoro

Young people could care less about the Harvard prodigy. It behooves us to pay attention to the Kagan nomination, and here is why.

Midterminators: Why the Millennial Generation Will Dominate in 2010 and Beyond

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

The 2008 election was just the arrival of a generation that has since taken action to support our values system and vision for the future.

Before Vampires, There Was Politics

Ilana Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ilana Ross

I hope the recent fascination with fantasy doesn't have larger escapist implications for the world of politics.

Don't Call Us "The Future" If You Want to Win Now

Becca Doten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Becca Doten

Young voters are not a constituency to be considered in the perpetual "future." Rather, young voters are one of the most potentially powerful demographics within the Democratic Party today.

How Does Health Care Reform Impact The Youth Vote?

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

After that gloriously humanizing gesture (or spoken word) by Mr. Vice President, the health care reform debate is over (right? Fingers crossed, I gues...

Will America Heed Millennials' Call?

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

Our latest survey suggests that there are millions of young people scattered across the country who are losing faith in government, politics and in too many cases -- the American Dream.

Young Voters Among First to Benefit from Health Care Legislation [VIDEO]

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

While many of the rights established by Congress' passage of health care legislation will get phased in over time, young people who will vote in November's critical midterm elections will actually begin to benefit from some provisions now.

Passing Student Loan Reform with Health Care Helps Dems in 2010

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

It's been widely reported that House and Senate leadership are likely to include President Obama's plan to overhaul the student lending system in the...

Democrats In Trouble With Young Voters (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Harvard University poll of young voters shows a variety of disheartening trends for Democrats heading into the November midterm elections. The ...

How The Democrats Can Reclaim the Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

A recent Pew poll showed that youth still leans Democratic, but the party's margin is slipping, and young Democrats' enthusiasm level is lower than that of their Republican counterparts. What can be done?

Making Our Voice Heard on Climate Change

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Andy Bernstein

We're at a critical juncture on climate change. In the end, only citizens have the power to break the Washington gridlock and demand progress.

You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Young voters see in the politician who told them not to be cynical the very politician archetype that originally made them cynical in the first place.

Without Health Care Reform Youth Voter Turnout May Plunge

Newsweek | Jesse Singal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Here's something that should make David Axelrod nervous: there are probably more Yankees fans in Massachusetts than there are young people who voted i...

Obama Online -- The Future of the Youth Vote

Tobin Van Ostern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tobin Van Ostern

Ultimately, I believe that the policy priorities of the Obama administration will ensure that young supporters remain active in any way they can. We're impatient for change, and we will continue our advocacy no matter how many pundits continue to write us off.

Barack One Year Later: Open Letter to Young America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.