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Youth Voters Feel Defeated by system

Living Room Conversations | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Serena Witherspoon A year ago I hosted my first Living Room Conversation, the topic was youth voting-- more specifically why youth choose t...

This Week In The Campaign For The Millennial Vote

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.23.2016 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The White House, source: Wikimedia Commons By: Noah Nelson, Youth Radio Staff Writer Ah, the 2016 Presidential election. It seems like only 40 years...

Friday Talking Points -- A Warning For Complacent Democrats

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Michelle Obama follow in Hillary's footsteps and eventually run for the Senate in Illinois? We certainly hope so.

Interview With Connecticut Secretary Of State And Convention Delegate Denise Merrill

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I conducted the following interview yesterday, before the convention actually started. Denise Merrill is a Connecticut delegate (although not, as she pointed out to me, a superdelegate) and serves Connecticut as their Secretary of State. A recent achievement was the state becoming the first to pass a campaign finance reform law which created a public financing system for elections -- all the other states with such laws created them through ballot initiatives or referenda.

America's Sweetheart Meghan Trainor Has No Plans On Voting Anytime Soon

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 07.21.2016 | Entertainment

Once in a generation, a political force emerges with the strength to unify us all during even the most trying of times. That person is not Meghan Trai...

Young Voters: You Cannot Afford To Sit This Election Out

Riley Griffin | Posted 07.21.2016 | College
Riley Griffin

It’s been a hot and hellish summer of politics in the United States. Donald Trump has generated unforeseen chaos in the political stratosphere; a ch...


Chris Weigant | Posted 05.23.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

PUMAs, for those who have forgotten the 2008 Democratic primary race, were the supposedly-numerous Hillary Clinton supporters who refused to back Barack Obama. The name stood for "Party Unity My Ass!" which was also their rallying cry. This year, they may be replaced by the "Bernie Or Bust!" crowd, or (to coin a neologism) the BOBs.

Our 'Country Club,' Tis of Thee?

Kathay Feng | Posted 04.12.2016 | Politics
Kathay Feng

Lately, Ed Blum's name has been everywhere. At least, when it comes to Supreme Court cases. Whether it is affirmative action, voting rights, or redistricting, Blum has been leading a well-funded effort to limit who has representation in our democracy.

Young Voters Couldn't Hate Donald Trump Much More Than They Already Do

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.07.2016 | Politics

GOP front-runner Donald Trump's poor standing among female voters has attracted most of the attention in recent weeks, but his candidacy may be even m...

Donald Trump and the #StarWarsGen

Felix Marquardt | Posted 03.30.2016 | Politics
Felix Marquardt

It is easy to look at today's political ugliness and feel overcome by pessimism. Yet reasons abound to stay hopeful. In light of millennial trends, the rise of Donald Trump and that of his European counterparts looks more like an inelegant postprandial burp after a century of raging nationalism.

A Letter to John Kasich from the Future (Generation)

Andrew Plotch | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Andrew Plotch

A politician, of any level, should aim to get young people more involved in politics. Yet, here I was, watching my friend laughed at by a sitting governor, and presidential candidate, for studying political science.

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 two candi...

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 Cl...

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 medi...

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

Quora | Posted 10.22.2016 | Politics

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 10.13.2016 | Politics
Kelsey Clark

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