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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.

It's Past Time We Invested in Young Workers

Liz Shuler | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics
Liz Shuler

Free, high-quality public higher education. Expanded apprenticeship programs. Jobs that pay living wages. Workplaces that are free of discrimination. Strong union rights. Don't those sound great?

Even in a Bad News Election, Young Progressives Win

Andrew Gillum | Posted 01.10.2015 | Politics
Andrew Gillum

While there is a great deal to be concerned about, there is also an important success story coming out of the midterms that has largely been overlooked: the role of young progressives who won their elections in every part of the country.

Hey, Millennials: It's Time To Take Back The Midterms

Matthew Keating | Posted 01.04.2015 | Teen
Matthew Keating

Our generation is just now beginning to flex its political muscle, forcing politicians to take into consideration the concerns of our generation. However, this can only be done through active participation.

Amber Ferguson

Will The Most Coveted Voting Bloc Show Up To The Polls?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amber Ferguson | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

This election cycle, candidates from both parties have shown that when it comes to courting millennials, "the limit does not exist." Senate candida...

The Young, the Wild and the Apathetic

Erin Dugan | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Erin Dugan

before you tell me about all of the reasons that you didn't vote on election day, how your vote doesn't really matter because of the electoral college, let me tell you something: People in other countries would give up everything to enjoy the privilege that you take for granted.

Every Vote Counts -- And Why Yours Doesn't

Madeline Hill | Posted 01.03.2015 | College
Madeline Hill

On Netflix, the average episode of House of Cards lasts less than an hour. It takes less time than that to cast your ballot on Nov. 4. Netflix will always be there, but casting your vote won't.

Things Conservative Pundits Say About Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.03.2014 | Media

Young voters are more likely to skip the midterm elections this year than the general population. That is typically bad news for Democrats: Research f...

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Millennial Voters Favor The GOP. Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

A poll of young voters released Wednesday bore what on the surface seemed like terrible news for Democrats: A majority of millennials likely to show u...

Why Powerful Forces Want to Curb the Youth Vote -- and Why We Can't Let Them

Keith Mestrich | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics
Keith Mestrich

Powerful forces, acutely aware of the threat the American youth vote could pose to their interests, are actively working to silence the power of young people at the polls prior to November's midterm elections. We need to make sure they don't succeed.

Young Voters Are More Likely To Skip Voting Because They Say They're Too Busy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

Young voters are more likely to say they are too busy to vote than the general population, an analysis by the Center for Information and Research on ...

Rock The Vote President Fires Back At Fox News Host's 'Crazy' Claim

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.09.2014 | College

Fox News' Lisa Kennedy Montgomery declaration that she "absolutely" doesn't want young people to vote if they aren't properly informed doesn't sit we...

Could a Shift in U.S. Public Opinion Erode Israel Support in Washington?

Bill Schneider | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Bill Schneider

On the surface, not much appears to be changing. The percentage of Americans who say they sympathize with Israel over the Palestinians -- 51 percent in a Pew poll last month -- has held fairly steady since the last Gaza fighting broke out in 2006. nder the surface, however, partisans have been moving apart.

Canadian Politics Aren't Boring Anymore

Daniel Etcovitch | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Daniel Etcovitch

With the rise of Rob Ford, new political drama and an election on the horizon, this is the time for the young adult demographic to get informed with political action.

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Millennials Are More Likely To Be Democratic, Single And Churchless

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.07.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults like to think of themselves as independent, but when it comes to politics, they're more likely than not to lean to th...

Civic Engagement and Higher Education: It Is Not Only About Tutoring

Eric Mlyn | Posted 04.29.2014 | Education
Eric Mlyn

When students on our campuses tutor K-12 students,they are engaging in a charitable response to a complicated issue. If we do not teach them, we are conveying that a charitable response is sufficient.

How Florida's Top Elections Official Just Made It Harder For College Students To Vote

ThinkProgress | Posted 02.08.2014 | College

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) endured heavy criticism for his administration’s efforts to limit voting in the 2012 election. His administration’s l...

Matt Sledge

How Marijuana May Influence The 2016 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama made waves on Sunday when he admitted what for millions of Americans counts as the obvious: That marijuana is no more dangerous...

I'm A Millennial, And I'm Disappointed In Obama

Posted 01.25.2014 | College

This article originally appeared on Bustle. By Krystie Lee Yandoli I turned 18 just months before the 2008 presidential election, making me elig...

This Is When Millennials Will Take Over Congress

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

When the millennial generation assumes power in American politics, they will bring with them a very different set of priorities than the current statu...

What Clinton, Christie, Biden, Cruz & Co. Can Learn From 2013

Heather Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Heather Smith

Tuesday night's election results were a lot to take in -- especially if you're one of the Beltway creatures still clinging to low expectations for the political participation of Millennials. Spoiler alert: Young voter turnout in Virginia went up, a lot.