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Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Live Free or Die: The Battle Over Student Voting Rights in New Hampshire

Sayak Mukherjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sayak Mukherjee

The right to vote is an issue that is simply too important to be subjected to partisan politicking, as is happening in New Hampshire. We will continue to speak out in this battle.

The Gen Y State of the Union

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. This past Sunday would have been Franklin D. Roosevelt's 129th birthday. During this jobless recovery, we should rem...

Make This a DREAM Act Christmas

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Senators, stand with those immigration opponents who defend the deportations and stonewall the DREAM Act if you want to -- but you better enjoy it while you can.

Joe Biden To 'Excite Young Voters' At Penn State

Lebanon Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Vice President Joe Biden will headline a rally at Penn State next week as part of a push by Democrats to excite young voters as their candidates face ...

If You Build It, They Will Come

Steve Fenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

In a year where young voter turnout nationwide is on track to just barely meet that of the last midterm elections in 2006, Colorado may be the exception.

Letter to a Whiny Young Democrat

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

See what happens when you young liberal voters get so disgruntled and disillusioned that you drop all your party's newborn, hard-won ideas without giving them sufficient time to mature?

Keep Fighting for the Change You Believe In

Joe Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe Hill

One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.

The Indifference of Younger Voters and Our Imperiled Democracy

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

"Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy... It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little educatio...

Is 2010 the Turning Point in the Failed War on Marijuana?

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Before a single vote tally is reported, it should be noted that -- regardless of any results next week -- 2010 might already go down in history as a major turning point in the government's failed war on marijuana.

The Rally of a Generation

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Thousands of young people will gather together to celebrate sanity and make a mockery of fear this weekend. The Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert rally will serve as the unified voice of a generation.

10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

On Immigration, Are You a Lamar Smith-John Boehner-Steve King Republican?

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

About a week ago, I announced that I would not run for Mayor of Chicago so that I could devote my full time and attention to my vocation: fighting for immigration reform.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Young Voter Engagement

Jefferson Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

Conservative pundits pooh-pooh the power of the youth vote relentlessly, and might not be likely to natter differently anytime soon. But you and me, we can start telling a different story.

A New Marshall Plan for a New Generation

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Like so many problems in public policy today, America's erratic foreign policy is ultimately an issue younger generations will have to solve. Partisan, extreme solutions will not suffice.

Young Adults Plan On Voting: Rock The Vote Poll

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

According to a new Rock the Vote poll, 77 percent of young people polled are planning on voting in the November midterm elections. The poll, which...

Generation44's Inaugural Summit Aims to Cultivate Young Leaders

Nomiki Konst | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Nomiki Konst

On September 30, Gen44 kicks of its Inaugural Summit, featuring a concert with the President himself and musician, B.o.B., in Washington, DC.

From Justin Bieber to Van Jones

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

The only thing more hilarious than our “Do It For Bieber” video (which we thought was pretty funny) was the media reaction to it. Last week, Cam...

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 ...