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How Young Voters REALLY Feel About The Election

Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen

The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported the...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Own Your Future

Tori Taylor | Posted 12.15.2012 | College
Tori Taylor

In 2008, we came out in record numbers and supported then-Senator Obama by a 2 to 1 margin. In 2012, we are just as enthusiastic about the President, and it's up to all of us to continue what we started four years ago.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.

WATCH: A Bunch Of Suburban Kids Rap About Mitt Romney

Posted 10.09.2012 | Comedy

The coveted rapper demographic is still up for grabs in the presidential race, and the stakes just blew up. On one hand, Snoop Dogg, er, Snoop Lion re...

Internet Shares Their Election Secrets (LOOK)

Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

This post is part of our regular "secrets" series with Whisper, an anonymous social sharing website. There have been a lot of opinions flying aroun...

WATCH: Why Aren't Young Voters Paying Attention To The Election?

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Half of all potential voters ages 18-29 are not registered to vote, which is the lowest rate in the past 16 years of Pew Research Center's polling. ...

Too Young To Vote? Here Are Some Ideas For You

Rookie Mag | Posted 10.04.2012 | Teen

So, maybe you can’t vote. Because you’re too young. How does this make you feel? Voiceless? Uninterested? Angry? Apathetic?...

How Young Voters' Concerns Were Addressed In First Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

In the first presidential debate Wednesday evening, President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney mostly sparred over taxes, the deficit a...

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Half Of Young Adults Not Sure They're Registered To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The youth vote, which turned out in near-record numbers four years ago, may reach a 16-year low in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the ...

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.