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Public Colleges Play Vital Role in Fostering Active Participation in Democracy

Kathleen Waldron | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Kathleen Waldron

College life exposes students to democracy in action. They are challenged by new thoughts and ideas and must learn to consider and respect multiple opinions and perspectives, both in the classroom and in other campus interactions with their peers.

Five Ways Young People Were Featured In The Presidential Debate

Pushback | Posted 10.19.2012 | College

The real winner of Tuesday’s presidential debate? Young voters. Unlike the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential face-off, issues t...

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Can Online Games Improve Young People's Civic Participation?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Image: Jenny Bolario / Youth Radio By Malachi Segers Young voters make up to close to 20 percent of the electorate in the United States -- a big v...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.

Undergrad Undercover: Testing Mitt and Barack's College Resumes on TV

Cody Brotter | Posted 12.10.2012 | College
Cody Brotter

This might be the last year I'm a student at Boston University, but it's the first year that I (A) had a legal sip of beer and (B) had my face broadcast on over 750 college campuses. So bring it on, Mayans! I'm ready for the apocalypse of 2012.

Millennials' New Way to 'Rock the Vote'

Alexa Gorman | Posted 12.09.2012 | College
Alexa Gorman

The amount of information consumed by the Millennials pushes them to think in terms greater than party-lines. The young vote will be determined this year on the facts and the future plans, not on the charisma and character of the candidates.

WATCH: Why Aren't Young Voters Paying Attention To The Election?

Posted 10.05.2012 | College

Half of all potential voters ages 18-29 are not registered to vote, which is the lowest rate in the past 16 years of Pew Research Center's polling. ...

How Young Voters' Concerns Were Addressed In First Debate

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.04.2012 | College

In the first presidential debate Wednesday evening, President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney mostly sparred over taxes, the deficit a...

Young People Who Serve Have Right to be Heard This Election

Steven Culbertson | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Steven Culbertson

Young people are volunteering and serving their communities at record rates -- and they deserve the right to ask candidates questions, and to be engaged in this election.

[LISTEN] Jersey Students' BIG Voter Registration Goal

nj1015.com | Posted 12.02.2012 | College

On Election Day in 2008, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 42% of the nation's youth was not registered to vote. A student group in New Jersey hope...

Young Voter Registration Hits A New Low

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.01.2012 | College

Young voters turned out in droves to help propel Barack Obama to the presidency in 2008. While Obama still holds a huge chunk of support from young pe...

Half Of Young Adults Not Sure They're Registered To Vote

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

The youth vote, which turned out in near-record numbers four years ago, may reach a 16-year low in 2012, according to a report released Friday by the ...

How to Win the Youth Vote

Arthur E. Levine | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Arthur E. Levine

In 2012, neither mudslinging nor abstract calls to idealism will earn a candidate the college student vote. If what they hear is not transparent, compelling, and addressed to their own current and future needs, they will stay home on election day.

Flaky Youth, Flaky Future

Naomi Ko | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Naomi Ko

People say that my generation is the one who will really change the world and that we are the ones who are really going to make a difference. How are we going to change the world when we are just sitting and "liking" causes, but not getting off our computers and doing some actual work?

Colorful Proof That Young People Give a Sh*t

Kayje Booker | Posted 11.25.2012 | Latino Voices
Kayje Booker

While I've heard the rumors that young people are going to sit this election out, that they are disaffected and unenthusiastic, after personally registering a couple thousand of them to vote in the last six months, I feel confident in saying that those rumors are false.

Why 'I Don't Care' Isn't Good Enough

Mary Ogburn | Posted 11.22.2012 | Teen
Mary Ogburn

In college, we are finally able to form our own decisions about politics without the influence of our family and peers. It's a time we should spend learning how we can most effectively govern our nation.

Together, College Students Make Votes Count

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
The Miami Hurricane

College students are often brushed off and ignored when they talk politics. For this reason, we continue to carry the negative reputation of being politically uninterested and uninformed.

Let Us Vote: Our Voices Are Equal on Election Day

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Kathy Ko Chin

Voting is a right, civic duty and responsibility. We must do everything in our power to ensure that Americans who meet voting requirements and want to vote, can exercise that right. So on September 25th, let's make sure we win the fight to make all voices heard.

How Presidential Candidates Can Use Online Video to Run an Effective Campaign

Brian_Kelly | Posted 11.19.2012 | Technology
Brian_Kelly

Typically, we see online video incorporated into political campaigns as advertisements and recordings of speeches. However, it can be much more.

Yes We Are! (Entitled to Greatness)

Lucy Emerson-Bell | Posted 11.19.2012 | College
Lucy Emerson-Bell

On behalf of the Millennials, you should know we think you were right. We do feel entitled to some things and sometimes we do feel like victims.

Half Of Youth Voters Don't Know If They Can Vote

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

For younger, more transient voters, this year's trip to the polls might not be so simple. According to a survey conducted by the nonpartisan voter reg...

Political Ignorance Is Not Bliss

Luis Ruuska | Posted 11.18.2012 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

When you vote for a candidate, don't vote for them because your friends are doing it, or because your parents are loyal to one political party over the other. Vote for a candidate you believe in.

The Voting Power of Young Adults

Jessica Mardo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jessica Mardo

The voting power of young adults certainly exists; the issue has now just become a question of action. As a person who is both a youth voter and a college student, the non-empirically based answer seems quite easy: convenience.