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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.