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Young Voters

Flaky Youth, Flaky Future

Naomi Ko | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Naomi Ko

People say that my generation is the one who will really change the world and that we are the ones who are really going to make a difference. How are we going to change the world when we are just sitting and "liking" causes, but not getting off our computers and doing some actual work?

Republicans' Voter Suppression Activities Highlight the Need for Nationwide Reforms

Allan Brawley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Allan Brawley

The stakes are too high to allow another presidential election to be stolen. Fortunately, Mitt Romney and his campaign are currently doing enough damage to their cause to allow one to be cautiously optimistic about the re-election of the president and retaining a majority in the Senate.

Opportunity Lost

Abby Huntsman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Looking back at the primary season, fueled with so much hyperbole, negativity and empty rhetoric all aimed to appease a red-meat-loving base, our nation missed a generational opportunity to force a real discussion early on about the issues most salient for the next generation.

How Presidential Candidates Can Use Online Video to Run an Effective Campaign

Brian_Kelly | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Brian_Kelly

Typically, we see online video incorporated into political campaigns as advertisements and recordings of speeches. However, it can be much more.

Half Of Youth Voters Don't Know If They Can Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For younger, more transient voters, this year's trip to the polls might not be so simple. According to a survey conducted by the nonpartisan voter reg...

The Voting Power of Young Adults

Jessica Mardo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jessica Mardo

The voting power of young adults certainly exists; the issue has now just become a question of action. As a person who is both a youth voter and a college student, the non-empirically based answer seems quite easy: convenience.

Conservatives Seek to Celebrate the Constitution by Undermining It

Doug Kendall | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Doug Kendall

As long as conservatives believe they can win elections by changing the ground rules, the battle over voting rights will continue. And as long as conservatives are weaponizing the Constitution for political purposes, progressives must aggressively tell our own story about the Constitution.

Will The GOP Be Faced With An Ultimatum?

Judah Robinson | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Judah Robinson

Speakers and participants at the Republican National Convention are eager to talk about the future of America, but are silent on what political shifts...

President Obama and Governor Romney: It's Time to Speak With Our Generation

NextGen Journal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
NextGen Journal

In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned." Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique.

Don't Forget Ed

Merone Tesfaye | Posted 10.17.2012 | Education
Merone Tesfaye

Whether we win those jobs comes down to the quality of our education. It does not take a PhD to figure out what will happen in a global economy if other countries invest more in their schools to prepare their youth for jobs.

New Study: College Students Show Little Interest in Politics This Election Year

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Susan Moeller

Results from the Political Engagement study highlighted how little time college students -- even those at school inside the Washington, DC Beltway -- spend following political news.

At 42, Paul Ryan Is Out Of Step With His Generation

Irene Monroe | Posted 10.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Having a young, energetic, and relatable candidate like Ryan revs up Romney's campaign, which has been uninspiring to younger conservative voters. But Ryan is an outlier for a generation of young conservatives, especially when it comes to his stance on LGBTQ social issues.

Millennials Will Stay Home and It's Our Fault

John W. McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
John W. McCarthy

There has been an awful lot of conversation this election cycle about "the youth vote." All of these questions miss the real problem at hand: what if young people just don't show up? Even worse -- what if it's our fault?

What A Young Engaged Voter Looks Like

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Maya Cueva Youth Radio spoke to John Della Volpe, Director of Polling at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, about what a typical young voter ...

Can Obama Win Back The Youth Vote?

Amy B. Dean | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

Young people are not acting irrationally when they report growing cynical. They are responding to the reality of an American Dream that lies in fragments at their feet.

Will Young Voters Stay Home in November?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

The bigger question for the campaigns is not whether or not young voters will turn out but for whom they will turn out. And while young voters may be frustrated and disappointed, neither side should expect young people to stay home this November.

Why the November Elections Matter to American Youth

Shahab Moghadam | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen
Shahab Moghadam

We as a generation will face many of the greatest challenges this nation and the world have ever faced, and if we do not step up sooner rather than later, the consequences will be extremely dire.

Are Young Americans Turning Against Obama, Part II

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Post-millennials were significantly more supportive of President Obama than millennials. This is not surprising.

Young America Is Key to 2012 Election

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

To get young voters excited, Obama will have to offer more than his record. He'll need to fight for jobs that will give the young a future.

Anxious Group Worried About 2012 Choices

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By Margot Roosevelt ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29 (Reuters) - Megan Edwin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in political science. As a studen...

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas: Kaskade, Diplo, & More Are All About S(p)in City, Baby!

Becca Frucht | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Becca Frucht

Some naysayers might scoff at the idea of a dawn-to-dusk desert dance party as an ideal place to register new voters. But young people believe in these beats.

Americans Most Unlikely To Vote For Atheist, Muslim Candidate For President

Posted 06.27.2012 | 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...

Losing as the Grand 'Old' Party

Christian Berle | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Christian Berle

As a young Republican, it is important to me to point out that my generation is not inherently loyal to President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. To be blunt, it's time for the Grand Old Party to get a little bit grander and a lot less old.

In Government Class On Election Day

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The connection between having at least a high school education and getting out to the polls is something that civics and government teachers think about every day. How do you encourage students to see politics as relevant?

President Obama and the Youth Vote

David Boaz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

President Obama won 66 percent of the 18-29 vote in 2008. But young voters may not embrace the reality of Obama in 2012 as they did the promise in 2008.