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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

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 08.08.2015 | 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 08.04.2015 | Gay 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.

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? | 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? | 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 ...