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Millennial Voters

Notes for Next Time: From Turnoff to Turnout

Robert Kuttner | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The voting turnout in this year's congressional and gubernatorial elections was the lowest since 1942. Much of the story was in young people, poor people, black and Hispanic citizens who tend to support Democrats voting in far lower numbers than in 2008 or 2012. The Democrats just weren't offering them very much. But the other part of the Election Day story was older voters and the white working class, especially men, deserting the Democrats in droves -- again, because Democrats didn't seem to be offering much. Republicans, at least, were promising lower taxes. Turnout on average dropped from 2012 by a staggering 42 percent. But as Sam Wang reported in a post-election piece for the American Prospect, the drop-off was evidently worse for Democrats. The two parts of this story seem to create an impossible conundrum for Democrats.

To Young Liberals in Red States: Stay

Madison Lawson | Posted 11.13.2014 | Politics
Madison Lawson

It's tough living in a red state as a young liberal. However, for each liberal that leaves a red state, there is, consequently, one less liberal in that state. One less liberal to fight for, and vote for, change.

Defying Shelby: Get Informed, Then #GoVote!

Yándary K. Zavala | Posted 11.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Yándary K. Zavala

If there is one day this year that will determine the future of the Latino community, it is November 4. With Latinos poised to influence the outcomes of key races nationwide, it is crucial for us to vote.

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

The Conundrum of the Midterms

Marc Brownstein | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics
Marc Brownstein

The truth is, there are intelligent, well-spoken, educated people who just don't feel represented by the politicians in Washington; a lot of them. Is there a solution?

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Poll Shows Millennial Voters Favor The GOP. Really?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 10.31.2014 | Politics

A poll of young voters released Wednesday bore what on the surface seemed like terrible news for Democrats: A majority of millennials likely to show u...

Sec. Of The Interior: Millennial Voters Can Turn The Tide On Climate Change

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Despite the partisan squabbles that seem to be consuming Congress these days, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has faith that millennials can ma...

Young Voters Are More Likely To Skip Voting Because They Say They're Too Busy

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 10.14.2014 | College

Young voters are more likely to say they are too busy to vote than the general population, an analysis by the Center for Information and Research on ...

Poll: Millennials Don't Trust Social Media For Politics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.09.2014 | Media

Millennials may be the social media generation, but they don't trust it for political news. That's according to Fusion's new "Millennial Attitudes"...

Rock The Vote President Fires Back At Fox News Host's 'Crazy' Claim

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 10.09.2014 | College

Fox News' Lisa Kennedy Montgomery declaration that she "absolutely" doesn't want young people to vote if they aren't properly informed doesn't sit we...

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.