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Youth Vote

Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

Kirk Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kirk Snyder

It's clear that the reason so many young people became involved with the Obama campaign was because he reached them based on an understanding about these new rules for communication.

The Fight Is Far From Over

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We are issuing an urgent call for continued action by America's young voters to insure that Obama's leadership is forthrightly supported. The election is over, but the essential work of transformation has just begun.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Transitioning the Obama Movement

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The newly politically engaged youth -- groomed in an election campaign but not fashioned as a standing political force -- will be at loss as to what they can do.

The Last Word On Proposition 8

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In our last post, we vented our frustration with the decision of voters in California, Florida, and Arizona to write anti-gay discrimination into thei...

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Obama the Figurehead

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Prop. 8 passed, after Obama's speech. It was a bitter pill for progressives to swallow and a reminder that no matter who is president the public faces many significant issues on its own.

America, Pick Up -- It's Your Future Calling: A 15 Year Old's Perspective

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

Obama has allowed our beloved country to enter its next stage in history, a stage in which my generation can truly feel a part of this country and feel that our voices can and will be heard.

A 20-Year-Old on the Meaning of the Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

My son, Brett, who is 20 and just voted in his first presidential election, wrote the following on Facebook on Election Night. I was so proud and moved by what he wrote, that I decided to post it for others to see.

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

A new day for all people--but young people, let's not forget tomorrow

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

In college we learn to be skeptical of claims like the ones being made about Barack Obama's historic victory. For today, forget it. His win really doe...

Will Young People Deliver This Time? Here's Hoping.

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

I am a student at a very liberal university in a very liberal city. I have seen all of two McCain-Palin shirts today. Every other person I pass has ...

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

#votereport and ProPublica's VoteWatch

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

For a real-time view of voting issues, check out http://search.twitter.com/search?q=votereport or similarly http://election.twitter.com/topic?t=%23v...

Coming Soon to Decide an Election Near You...the Millennials

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The Millennial Generation is poised to play a decisive role in the election on November 4. Among young voters Obama continues to enjoy a nearly 2:1 advantage.

Messages from the Obama Campaign Nerve Center

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who are hunkering down across Ohio.

The Kids Stay In The Picture: Why The Youth Vote Will Come Out

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will the Youth Vote come out this time? In this make-or-break election where every group has gotten its say — Older white women! African-America...

College Students: GOTV During Last Day of Early Voting and Election Day

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

With young people supporting Senator Obama by a roughly 2 to 1 margin over Senator McCain, a lot of these polls are understating the views of the youth demographic.

I Lost the Election for Obama (and you can, too!)

Eli Pariser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eli Pariser

2008-11-03-pariser_cnnbc.jpgHere's the thing: any of us could be That Guy or That Girl -- the one that slept through or forgot about Election Day and tipped the balance to McCain.

Obama To MTV: 'Brothers Should Pull Up Their Pants'

MTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MTV News sat down with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Saturday in Nevada, but we weren't alone. We were armed with your questions, ...

Will the Youth Vote Turn Out for Obama?

Mona Gable | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mona Gable

As someone who has voted in every presidential election since 1972, and frequently for the losing candidate, I was aghast that my 18-year-old son had decided not to vote.

A Tribute to Generation O

Rick Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Ayers

The youth movement, the youth uprising, that was the Obama base campaign was something much greater, much more significant than even Obama himself.

Students: Making the Difference in Florida

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

In Miami alone, the Obama campaign is working with seven campuses, and they're mobilizing over 35 statewide!

Obama Could Lose Election Due To Voter Suppression

Judah Freed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Judah Freed

Republicans are seeking to suppress the voter turnout among youth, minorities and poor people. If Republicans can prevent enough Democrats from casting ballots, McCain could win the election.

Voting Expert William Jacoby Knows How You're Going To Vote

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

As the polls grow tighter, more people wonder what the electorate will be thinking on Nov 4. OffTheBus posed that question to political scientist Will...