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Attiyya Anthony | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

We know that young minds are the fires behind revolutions and the catalyst for change, but when given the opportunity to vote -- they do very little with it. I wonder, why is that?

Will Youth Unemployment Demonstrations Come to America?

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Historically youth radicalize when disparities between expectations and reality persist. Young people need jobs in America, as is the case around the world, and we shouldn't wait for mass protests before taking serious action.

The Sexual Health "Generation Gap" and the 2012 Elections

James Wagoner | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

The attitudes of Millenials represent more than a mere generation gap between younger and older voters in the population -- they constitute a political chasm when it comes to the policies of the two major parties.

Any Given Election Day

Shawne Merriman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Shawne Merriman

I can't emphasize enough the importance of teaching young people about their right to vote, and Rock the Vote is a great campaign to be a part of to get this message across.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Change They Believed In: Can Obama Recapture The Millennial Magic? | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- At 17, Rachel Marshall spent most of the 2004 presidential election sulking because she wasn't yet old enough to vote. Four years late...

5,000 Young Voters Rally for a Power Shift, Demand President Obama Stand Up to Big Polluters

Whit Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

For too long Big Oil and Coal have placed the cost of their pollution on the backs of the American people, dodged taxes and received billions in handouts.

MTV Cribs-Inspired Video Reveals Homes of Denver Mayoral Candidates

Merete Mueller | Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver
Merete Mueller

Most young people in Denver can probably think of a few phrases more exciting than "mayoral election." Unless you frame the race to replace now-Gov. Hickenlooper in terms we can relate to.

Democracy Day: A Call to Action From Two High Schoolers

Ashley Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ashley Garcia

Two high school seniors from opposite ends of the country have one very important interest in common: They are counting down the days to cast their first ballots.

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.

How the War on Young Voters Is Deteriorating Our Democracy

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Young voter participation has been on the rise. But at the same time we are now seeing a concerted state-by-state effort to construct new barriers and even reverse existing laws that created greater access.

Chicago Mayor's Race: Young People Turn Out

Eric Zoberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Eric Zoberman

Although exact turnout by age group will take a few more days to process, Chicago's five most youth-dense precincts experienced a significant 14% increase in turnout.

New Progressive PAC: If You Want Something Done Right...

Maceo Brown | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Maceo Brown

Moving beyond the limitations of the traditional but arbitrary political divisions such as age, race, and socio-economic class has allowed our membership to define itself based on shared beliefs.

Wanted: A Nuanced View of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Graham Holm

Islamists are not ordinary Muslims. Yet ordinary Muslims have had to endure decades of injustice because of them.

Pass the 28th Amendment -- Lower the Voting Age!

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

I feel that we should immediately begin discussion and planning to lower the legal voting age in the United States to either 16- or 17-years-old.

Vote for Me?

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

No seriously, like, as a favor. As if I had asked you to get a "sandwich for me." I'm just always super tired on Tuesdays. In the November 2010 elect...

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went f...

College Students Feel Neglected By Obama | DAMIEN CAVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MIAMI -- Two years ago, the University of Miami could not get enough Barack Obama. The campaign rally he held here felt like a rock concert, his face ...

Students for Hillary: No More Promises, We Want Proof

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

"The majority of my friends who are voting for Obama can't give me any substantive reason as to why they are voting for him," she said.

Are Youth Voters Tuning Out President Obama?

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

And anyway, at the end of the day, it's not so clear just how pivotal the youth vote will be in determining who wins Congress this November: while var...

All or Nothing: Youth Turnout Year-Round or Maybe Not at All

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

The long-term health of our democracy depends on youth engagement, but that requires Millennials' substantive engagement in our governance, not just our elections.

Millennials Tackle 21st Century Challenges With a Blueprint for America's Future

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hilary A. Doe

The largest-ever generation of Americans -- the Millennial Generation, born between 1980 and 2000 -- has designed the future that they want to inherit.

What Happened With Young Voters

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexander Heffner

Last week I participated in a panel discussion in Philadelphia on the 2010 midterm campaign aptly headlined "What the hell just happened?" As part o...

Ann Coulter's Ageism Will Doom the Republican Party

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

Coulter seems to suggest the voting age should be raised to 26 because young Americans don't have property, spouses, children, jobs or pay taxes. I may not yet have a spouse or children, but, come to think of it, neither does Ms. Coulter.

The Young Voter Know-It-all at Family Dinner

Thomas Bates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Bates

The shortfall in young voter turnout is a result of what happens when campaigns fail to engage young people. It's like throwing a dinner party, not inviting someone to come, and then getting mad when they don't show up.

No One Hit the Mark With Young Voters

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

I think what was really missing this year was getting young America talking about the election via social media. 2010 was the year of the double rainbow and a two-year old smoking, not the midterms.