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Youth Voting

Youth Voters Feel Defeated by system

Living Room Conversations | Posted 10.06.2016 | Politics
Living Room Conversations

by Serena Witherspoon A year ago I hosted my first Living Room Conversation, the topic was youth voting-- more specifically why youth choose t...

How Trump's Attack on Democracy Sets Up Hillary to Win Youth Vote

Don Tapscott | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Don Tapscott

When Donald Trump says the system is rigged, how should we respond? Most of the pros, both Democratic and Republican, have said Donald Trump's claim i...

Here's How To Reverse The Record-Low Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Loeb

We walk students through the new voter laws, because, unfortunately, they risk being disenfranchised if we don't. Community groups need to do the same for those they reach.

What's Missing from Today's Money Totals

Matt Mahan | Posted 09.14.2014 | Politics
Matt Mahan

For those who truly want to revitalize democracy in America, our focus should not be on the money race but instead on how we can increase public participation in our system of government.

Mock the Vote! Getting the Youth to Vote

Craig Agranoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Agranoff

Whopping 50 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds voted in that 1972 election, according to American Demographics magazine. Voting was as cool as protesting wars in patchouli-scented scarves and drag-racing for pinks. But then something happened.

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.

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.

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.

The Age Gap and What It Portends for 2012 and Beyond

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

Smart politicians know that the 2010 electorate is unlikely to repeat itself in 2012. Expect them to adjust their policies and rhetoric accordingly if they plan to be reelected to another term in office.

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.