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Youth Vote

Has Obama Earned the Youth Vote?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Nearly the exact opposite of what mainstream media has been projecting about a youth vote in crisis, the dominant atmosphere at Ignite 2010 was of young voters still heavily committed to the change they voted for two years ago.

If California Legalizes Marijuana, How Will Obama React?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

California legalizing marijuana seems to have become a very real possibility, and how Obama's going to handle it will be important. The state could become a "test-case" in challenging federal laws on the matter.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Young Voter Engagement

Jefferson Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

Conservative pundits pooh-pooh the power of the youth vote relentlessly, and might not be likely to natter differently anytime soon. But you and me, we can start telling a different story.

Where's the Woman? (VIDEO)

Kierra Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

"Fetal personhood" initiatives intend to separate the pregnant woman from her fetus, thereby making the woman -- her experiences, her rights -- virtually impossible to find.

American Youth: Idealistic Activists or Ignorant Bystanders?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

President Obama's sweep of college campuses this week to re-energize his 2008 supporters is either a brilliant strategy or a risky miscalculation. It...

Educating Youth for Better Politics

Peter Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Levine

A few months ago, after months of debate and negotiations, health insurance reform passed Congress: the biggest social reform in decades. Yet youth--...

The "Christine" Conundrum: Why are Democrats losing the "white woman" vote?

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

According Gallup polling available exclusively to The Daily Beast, Democrats are "losing support among white women" as the upcoming November mid-term ...

How to Buck Up: Mumble. Grumble. Complain. Wallow. Hope. Despair. Worry. Vote.

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Democrats all across America are having an open tent discussion about our values and priorities. President Obama urges us to "buck up" -- and well we should. Let me tell you how I did.

What Is the Democratic Party Base?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.

Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This week, Ellie and Lauren are back with their own submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, "Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga."

Perpetuating the Myth that Young People Don't Vote

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

Young people's political allegiances are found in their progressive values, not in their party identification.

Voting for Bieber, It's Not Just a VMAs Thing

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This Nov. 2, Vote Again. If not for yourself..do it for Bieber.

But We're Progressive!

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Another election cycle, another narrative about the fickle youth vote, another misleading piece that mischaracterizes an entire generation before a single poll opens. We're not as shallow as the now infamous NYT piece would have you believe.

Democrats, Obama Losing Young Voters?

The New York Times | Kirk Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The college vote is up for grabs this year -- to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to ...

Latino Youths Have Their Say on Arizona and SB1070

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Janet Murguía

NCLR researchers spoke with the Hispanic teenagers -- most of whom are college students and second-generation Americans from across the nation -- at its youth leadership convening, the Líderes Summit.

Student and Youth Voters Face Higher Hurdles Than Others to Register and Vote in 2010

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian J. Siebel

Students and other millennials are an important and growing portion of the electorate. They will be 20% of the voting age population in 2010, up from...

Students Are Voting Again to Build a Movement

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Students are voting again in 2010 because we're building a movement. It is a movement to make education a right and has been a driving force behind social progress for decades.

Why Are You Voting Again in 2010?

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Since 2000, young people have been hitting the polls in increasingly unprecedented numbers. Yes, since 2000. Despite what you may have heard, youth turnout wasn't an unexpected consequence of one election cycle or the byproduct of one person, party or policy.

Vote Again 2010: Why You Should Hit The Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Today is a huge day for youth politics. An unprecedented coalition of youth groups and media partners have come together to create a social media prog...

Back to School, Back to the Ballot Box

Blaire Yancy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blaire Yancy

This fall, college move-in checklists include twin sheets, mini fridges, posters with thumb tacks -- and a voter registration form!

The 12 Week Plan: A Road Map to Not Getting Our A**es Kicked on November 2

Billy Wimsatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Wimsatt

You think you're unhappy now under Obama, Pelosi and Reid? Wait until the guys who drove the car into the ditch for eight consecutive years get their hands back on the steering wheel.

Is Colorado the New Iowa? Young People Closing Midterm "Enthusiasm Gap"

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

According to the news this week, the midterm elections will be characterized as any one of the following: The Economist predicts a disappointed indict...

Young People Don't Vote in Midterm Elections

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Midterm voters tend to be much older than presidential voters. Insomuch that young people are an important part of the Democratic coalition, Democrats are thus disadvantaged in midterm elections.

Campus Progress Responds to "Iller" Reaction

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

There is an unprecedented midterm election strategy being orchestrated by over 30 organizations and partners to get young people to vote again this fall.

Iller: Obama Zombies Strike Back (Video)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

It's time to stop allowing the pundits and pollsters to speak for us- there's still too much at stake. In the interim, if they insist on calling us zombies, then we might as well embrace it and have a little fun in the process.