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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.

Voting 101: Becoming 'Greater Fools' on College Campuses

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Krystie Yandoli

In the past four years we've seen what happens when America's youth comes out to vote and what happens when they don't.

Convention Notebook: Who Cares About Suburban Public Schools?

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Education
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

In a rousing speech to the cheering New York Democratic delegation here Thursday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called New York the "progressive capital of the nation."

Voices From The DNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: BRETT MYERS/Youth Radio Youth Radio asked young people at the DNC about civic engagement. By Bianca Brooks These are excerpts of interv...

It's All in the Numbers

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

While it is still far too early to forecast exactly the percentage of millennials who will vote this November, there is plenty of data to suggest that this year young people express less interest and enthusiasm in voting than their elders.

One-On-One With Geraldo Rivera At The DNC

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Youth Radio Youth Radio's Malachi Segers asks Geraldo Rivera from Fox News about the youth vote at the DNC. By Malachi Segers It's hard...

Third Way's Jon Cowan: Once Again, Ginning Up Faux Youth Outrage

Eric Laursen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Eric Laursen

A new pressure group called "The Can Kicks Back," which aims to turn younger Americans into an anti-deficit avenging army. This offensive bears a slight odor of deja vu, however.

Nate Willis

Obama's Youth Gap -- Can College Dems Reignite Young Voters? | Nate Willis | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

In 2008, Barack Obama captured the White House thanks in large part to the support of young voters. College Democrats -- an official arm of the Democr...

Paul Ryan Amps Up--The Youth Vote?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee This story aired on NPR's All Things Considered 8/29/12 Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice president...

Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

President Obama and Governor Romney: It's Time to Speak With Our Generation

NextGen Journal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
NextGen Journal

In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned." Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique.

Ron Paul Supports President Obama?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Chaz Hubbard Ron Paul supporter Brad Nixon attended today’s rally for the candidate in Tampa Bay, Florida. Nixon feels that voting for President...

Social Media's Effect On Young Voters May Be Overblown, Says Professor

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa and Robyn Gee As the convention center opened despite the delay of the official start of the RNC, we sought out youth vote expert Dr....

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

5 Issues Being Debated This Election That Affect Teens

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Here are five issues being debated this election that, depending on who wins, could drastically alter the lives of teens around the country.

The One BIG Thing Schools Need to Change

Catherine Cole | Posted 10.22.2012 | Teen
Catherine Cole

Ignorance of the world around us is a real problem, and unless we as a society and we as a generation begin to place an emphasis on current events education, it will only worsen.

Larry David Urges Young People To Vote

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David is among the celebrties lending their star power to a new effort urging young people to vote in this year's el...

New Study: College Students Show Little Interest in Politics This Election Year

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Susan Moeller

Results from the Political Engagement study highlighted how little time college students -- even those at school inside the Washington, DC Beltway -- spend following political news.

Millennials Will Stay Home and It's Our Fault

John W. McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
John W. McCarthy

There has been an awful lot of conversation this election cycle about "the youth vote." All of these questions miss the real problem at hand: what if young people just don't show up? Even worse -- what if it's our fault?

Young Republicans Erase Lines On Social Issues | Posted 08.09.2012 | College

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Hoagland, the county leader of a group of young North Carolina Republicans, is busy trying to ramp up enthusiasm for Mitt Rom...

Rebecca Ballhaus

#WINNING? MTV Launches 2012 Election Game | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When MTV executives began conducting research about 18 months ago for their 2012 youth vote campaign, the results were uninspiring. J...

What About the College Voter?

Daniel Little | Posted 09.28.2012 | College
Daniel Little

This cohort is more comfortable with racial diversity, it is more supportive of gay rights, and it is supportive of women's reproductive rights. Why are young voters proving to be so different from other generations of Americans?

Thwart the Vote

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

What we're facing is not just one legislator's so-called concern about voter fraud, but a very coordinated effort to turn our democracy from one that belongs to the people into one that is controlled by corporate interests.