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Millennials Paving the Way: 2016 Presidential Election

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics
Yasamin Beitollahi

How can it be a surprise that Millennials are excited about Senator Bernie Sanders? The Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary were clear signs that Millennials could carry the 2016 presidential election.

New Hampshire Roils the Waters

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Last night, New Hampshire shook up the presidential race and roiled what were already less-than-calm waters, in both the Democratic Party and the GOP. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton looks a lot weaker than she did a few weeks ago.

Alas, Most Democratic Women In New Hampshire Are Going To Hell

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.10.2016 | Politics

In his overwhelming primary win in New Hampshire on Tuesday, Vermont Socialist Bernie Sanders bested Hillary Clinton among women voters by 11 points,...

New Study Reveals Youth Could Have Significant Impact on 2016 Election

Craig Newmark | Posted 02.09.2016 | Politics
Craig Newmark

I recently supported the release of some research and important data about the 2016 elections. The Youth Electoral Significance Index is a data visualization that ranks the states and districts where young people could have a major influence on the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, as well as on key Senate and House races.

Why Bernie Sanders Trounced Hillary Clinton Among Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 02.02.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The final tallies in Monday's Iowa caucus showed a very narrow win for Hillary Clinton. But one demographic divide between the t...

Hillary Clinton Gets Little Support On Yik Yak During Democratic Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.18.2016 | College

In the last debate between Democratic presidential hopefuls before the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, former Secretary of State Hillary C...

Presidential Hopefuls Are Excluding Millennials, According To Survey

Kelsey Clark | Posted 01.13.2016 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

A new survey from GenFKD has confirmed our suspicions: Presidential candidates are not discussing the issues important to America's largest eligible voting demographic, the millennials. And Gen Y has noticed.

What Is Really Turning Off Millennial Voters

Kelsey Clark | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

With gridlock and party polarization serving as the political backdrop of our youth, we've grown to distrust and resent the very institutions erected to represent us.

For 2016: Resolve to Vote

Prathm Juneja | Posted 01.08.2016 | Politics
Prathm Juneja

In the next few weeks, while you decide your New Year's Resolutions regarding your health, habits, and choices, add another to the one list, one that can impact every aspect of yourself, determine the opportunities you have, and govern the life you live. For 2016, resolve to vote, and to take advantage of your most powerful right as an American Citizen.

Millennium Voters: We Need You

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.29.2015 | Education
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

The past few weeks have seen many college campuses riled by student protests. And although this erstwhile student activist welcomes this rise in stude...

Revising The Undemocratic 'Map Of Shame'

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Our nation has a vital stake in the well-being of its children. But all these efforts to subvert the democratic process continue and we must fight to stop them in every form.

Here's What Yik Yak Had To Say About The Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics

Out of all the candidates in Wednesday's debate, Marco Rubio was the only one who had a majority positive reaction from Yik Yak users. The social m...

High School Student: Martin O'Malley Should Be A Contender

Quora | Posted 10.22.2015 | Politics
Quora

Martin O'Malley really, REALLY isn't getting his point across. He was a two-term very progressive Governor in Maryland. He was a two-term mayor in Baltimore. He served on that city's council for eight years.

Presidential Hopefuls Exclude Gen Y in White House Race

Kelsey Clark | Posted 10.13.2015 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

When it comes to actually including Gen Y in any meaningful political discourse, both parties fail with flying colors.

Youth Apathy: The Problem Is in the Question, Not the Answer

Andrew Plotch | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

There is an overwhelming assumption that kids don't care about politics. Yet, at the end of the day most people don't even give us a chance. They should just ask us a simple question: what do you believe in?

We Won't Vote For You, Donald Trump. So We Made This Video.

VL Action Network | Posted 08.26.2015 | Latino Voices
VL Action Network

Voto Latino Action Network is dedicated to dispelling false information aimed and harming the Latino community. Unfortunately, this has become a common occurrence with politicians like Donald Trump trying to suppress our community.

The Party of Tomorrow

Sen. Rand Paul | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Sen. Rand Paul

Your generation expects and deserves solutions, not more government directed by out of touch politicians. It's time for a new set of ideas. Only a candidate who is a socially tolerant, fiscally responsible and principled leader can reinvigorate the Republican brand.

On International Youth Day, Let's Listen to Youth

Ritu Sharma | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Ritu Sharma

The dark eyes of a young African man met mine the other day for a fleeting moment. Not in person. He was on the news.

Here's How To Reverse The Record-Low Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 12.27.2015 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We walk students through the new voter laws, because, unfortunately, they risk being disenfranchised if we don't. Community groups need to do the same for those they reach.

The Tragic Death of Shira Banki Should Resonate With Anyone Who Grew Up LGBTQ

Sean O'Toole | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sean O'Toole

In pre-marriage equality Israel on Sunday, hatred took away a very important young person. The type of young person who changes minds, mobilizes, supports, believes in dignity and equality. A young person who could have very conceivably grown into a leader, organizer, campaigner and difference-maker.

Young People... Preparing to Vote or Not to Vote?

Living Room Conversations | Posted 07.01.2015 | Impact
Living Room Conversations

When I shared my concerns about voting my mentor, Joan suggested that I co-host a living room conversation about youth voting with my peers.

Changing Residency Standards Attack Student Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

This trend of tough residency standards aimed at limiting student voting rights cannot stand. Instead, we should encourage more participation in our democracy from younger people.

The Myth of the Liberal Biased College Campus

John A. Tures | Posted 06.07.2015 | College
John A. Tures

So, are college campuses centers of liberal indoctrination, as critics claim, or is this another tired cliché from conservatives that is repeated more often than it is verified?

How We're Solving Youth 'Apathy'

Michael Flores | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Michael Flores

While we recognize that this is a complex issue and it's going to take a lot of work to empower youth across the country to be active and participating in our government system, we believe that by giving young people the opportunity to create change on the local level, they will feel more invested in their community and that will translate to how they participate in the political process on every scale.

4 Lessons to Effectively Engage Youth

Daniel Horgan | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Daniel Horgan

I remember my first summer volunteering at the age of 12 for my local YMCA summer camp. Being the youngest of three and seeing my older siblings head off to work each day as camp counselors, I was determined to get in on the action and not be left at home alone.