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Millennial Voters

It's Up to You, Millennials

Trey Grayson | Posted 05.25.2014 | College
Trey Grayson

Campaigns always seem to care more about what the senior citizens say. Why? Because they vote.

Millennials Meet World. Who Wins?

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 03.05.2014 | Money
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What happens when a generation said to be far less conspicuous in its consumption confronts human nature? The personal growth and fulfillment at the top Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs occupies the floor just above esteem -- defined by status, achievement and reputation.

This Is When Millennials Will Take Over Congress

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.22.2013 | College

When the millennial generation assumes power in American politics, they will bring with them a very different set of priorities than the current statu...

The Social Generation: The Youth Vote and the Future of Progressivism

Rob Shepardson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Rob Shepardson

As the inauguration approaches and Washington gears up for battle, Americans tired of seeing our government held hostage by rigid ideologues, take heart. Help could be on the way in the form of young voters who flexed their political muscle in November.

A New Year's Millennial Must

Abby Huntsman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

As a member of the millennial generation, I recognize the implications of today's policies on not only myself, but my kids and their kids' future. Isn't this all the more reason we should let our voices be heard once elections come to and end?

Information Critical to Turning Out the Student Vote

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Despite the punditry claiming there was less enthusiasm this year among young people, they ended up making the difference in the election this year. Now that millenials are the largest voting bloc in the country, their influence will continue to grow.

Shaping the Election: Youth Vote 2012

Matthew Segal | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Without a doubt, President Obama once again owes his successful election to a generation who supported him by a margin of 23 percent.

Another Millennial Triumph

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.

Student Debt on Millennial Voters' Minds This Election

Anne Johnson | Posted 12.26.2012 | College
Anne Johnson

This year, both candidates have focused heavily on the economy -- and with good reason, as it is on the mind of nearly every voter. But what gets far too little attention is the fact that the future of the American economy is tied directly to the success of young people.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Millennials' Key to the Presidential Election

Caroline Gransee | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Caroline Gransee

Vote? Stay at home? Re-elect Obama? Stand with Ron Paul? Write in Lady Gaga? All of the above options -- except one -- should be on the table. We cannot sit at home on Election Day, because this could be the year of the youth vote as both sides need our support.

Will America Heed Millennials' Call?

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Della Volpe

Our latest survey suggests that there are millions of young people scattered across the country who are losing faith in government, politics and in too many cases -- the American Dream.