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Why I Won't Tell My Daughter Who I Am Voting for

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 01.05.2013 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

At dinner, my daughter Katie asked, "Mommy, who are you voting for?"

All But Ignored, Third Parties Endeavor On

Jake Jares | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Jake Jares

As the third-party debates and the campaigns themselves will likely continue to be neglected by our political culture, the candidates fight on now for their message, not their electoral success.

Legalizing Pot, Protecting LGBT Rights, Funding Education On The Line

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.05.2012 | College

Most of the attention for the 2012 election has understandably been centered on the presidential election, but states head to the ballots on Tuesday t...

Vote -- It's My Birthday!

Iman Baghai | Posted 01.05.2013 | Teen
Iman Baghai

Clearly, there are issues with the current way our politics run, and we can't fix everything overnight. But there are some simple things that we can do to make people more politically engaged.

Driving the Presidential Election: The Youth Vote

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Civics is important. If you don't know civics, then you should re-examine the reasons why you're casting that vote. You should rock the vote, but you should understand the vote as well.

Sarah Bufkin

Survey: Youth Engagement Up Ahead Of Election Day, Young Voters Leaning To Obama

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Youth voters are engaging with this year's presidential campaign in increasing numbers as Election Day nears, according to a ...

Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

VOTE: What's The Most Important Issue In The Election?

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

Enough with political pundits deciding what's the most important issue in the election. We want to hear what you think! Below is a bracket, a death...

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Time Is Now to Change Election Day

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

The United States is the world's most famous democracy, yet we rank near the bottom of all nations in voter turnout. So why, when U.S. Census data says most Americans don't vote because it's inconvenient, do we vote on Tuesday smack in the middle of the week?

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

Kierra Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kierra Johnson

We have a choice. We can repeat history and see this generation as a list of names to solicit for donations and pad listervs or we can choose to seize this new base of people of invest in -- and engage with -- in building a proactive movement and progressive legislative agenda.

Wondering Why Young People Don't Vote? Better to Ask Why Any Do

Errol Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

2012-10-31-MorrisErrol.jpg In the 2008 presidential election, roughly half of eligible voters from age 18 to 24 voted. An even smaller share of young voters is expected in 2012. I wanted to find out why. So I called more than 50 people under the age of 40 into a studio, and asked them.

Why Vote?

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Alex Wirth

Last week a friend asked me at lunch, "Do you believe in voting?" I responded, "Well, of course" and then paused to think. Why vote? Would my one vote really make a difference?

Obama Is Winning Support From Undecided Youth Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The number of young people who say they are extremely likely to vote has risen by almost 10 percentage points, according to a new poll ...

Fiscal Conservative?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — This generation of young Americans has been called many things, from civic-minded to "entitled." But fiscally conservative? ...

Students Call for Politicians to Stop Ignoring Them Like a Text From a One-Night Stand

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

College: sure, it’s parodied as four years of avoiding real work while your parents support you to improve beer pong skills. But the truth is, the c...

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

Young People Are Working to Make Their Voices Heard This Election Season -- Are We Listening?

Joy Lawson | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Joy Lawson

In the laundry list of popular stereotypes of young people, political apathy features prominently. It's the Me Generation. Generation Entitlement. Young people, we are told, care more about Lady Gaga's latest outfit than about the upcoming election.

How Young Voters REALLY Feel About The Election

Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen

The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported the...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

Millennials Think Apple Is Second To President In Creating Change: Study

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

Ian Wong is not a slacker. While balancing the rigor of med school, he started a nonprofit in Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated to bringing fresh foods to ur...

Mitt Romney - Endangered Species?

Allison Singh | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Allison Singh

Mitt Romney may be the last of his kind. No, I don't mean President Obama is turning America into a socialist state and rounding up the Romneys to strip them of their riches. What I do mean is that my generation is simply incapable producing another Romney.