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George Takei Is Straight... Up Asking You To Do This One Thing

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics

You probably know that actor George Takei is gay. But now he's straight... up asking you to register to vote. "I'm especially concerned about the f...

Nearly Every Generation Has Amended the Constitution to Help Expand Democracy. Now It's Our Turn.

Matthew Segal | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Now it's our generation's turn to address perhaps the most important issue of our time -- restoring government of, by, and for the people, not bought, paid, or sold to special interests.

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Raised More Than $13 Million -- Meanwhile, Medical Research Has Been Cut By Billions

Matthew Segal | Posted 10.18.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

While their videos have been unquestionably successful in terms of raising awareness (1.2 million videos uploaded) and funds ($13.3 million contributed) on behalf of an intractable disease, they have overlooked the most important message of all: vote.

Lily Allen Gets Drunk And Fights A Hot Dog In New Video

Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment

Lily Allen has released the third single off her upcoming album "Sheezus," and the accompanying music video for the song, "Our Time." Following up on ...

Why Republicans Should Love Weed

Matthew Segal | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics
Matthew Segal

If there was ever a small opening for the GOP to win the hearts and minds of millennials, pot might be the golden ticket.

Millennials vs. Millionaires

Matthew Segal | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

When money equals speech, power and influence over government, Millennials are at a distinct disadvantage. We're cash-strapped: more underemployed and debt-ridden than any previous generation -- and certainly not invested in the stock market to get those good capital gains tax rates.

Something's About To Get Bigger.. But Not In A Good Way

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

Nev Schulman, star of MTV's "Catfish," thinks double is great. Doublemint, Double Dare, Double Stuf Oreos -- all good things. But Schulman and Our ...

I Am Millennial

Matthew Lew | Posted 05.18.2013 | Impact
Matthew Lew

Just as the Boomer generation redefined what their parents handed off to them, we will too and already are -- just much more quickly and perhaps overtly than ever before given the transparency prompted by the Internet.

Why Young Voters Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

States should implement online voter registration and Congress should force states with voter ID laws to accept college identification cards at the po...

Magic Juice: How Millennials Are Rebooting Democracy

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

As the first generation to come of age with new technologies at our fingertips, we express ourselves differently. Now is the time for us to reestablish new tenets of political expression and think outside the proverbial box.

What You Don't Know About Voting Reform...

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

President Obama has now used his election night victory, Inauguration, and State of the Union address to highlight the injustice of long voting lines and voter suppression in America. The question is now what?

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Steve Carell Gets Serious About Voting

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

Actor and funny man Steve Carell gets serious about voting in a new video for Our Time. "You should want to vote, because voting is a right and a p...

Pelosi Urges Voter Turnout

Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is part of a new campaign urging voters to head to the polls next Tuesday. In a video released Wednes...

Bowling for Our Time and West Side Story on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

A touch of old Hollywood convened at Broadway's New York Institute of Technology's auditorium on Tuesday night for an anniversary screening of West Side Story.

Hoyer Issues Warning To Young Voters

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) is starring in a new video urging young people to vote in November's election. Part of a campaign from Our...

Dem Congressman Makes Appeal To Young Voters

Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) is starring in a new video urging young people to exercise the right to vote. As part of a campaign from OurTime.org...

Jessica Alba: Change 'Can Happen In Washington'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Actress Jessica Alba is encouraging youth voters to "unite" and "make a difference" in a new video for Our Time. "The more that we get together and...

What Are Youth Voters Concerned About In The 2012 Elections?

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

Our Time, a group focused on youth voting and economic issues, is out with a new film tackling the issues most pertinent to younger Americans this ele...

'Show Them That You Ain't A Punk'

Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

Will.i.am is telling people to "come as individual and come collectively" to the polls this November. "Show them that you ain't a punk," will.i.am ...

Nas To Voters: 'We Have The Power'

Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Nas is urging young people to register to vote in a new video for OurTime.org. "The future of this country is in the hands of young people," Nas sa...

WATCH: Renee Zellweger Urges You To Vote

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Renee Zellweger is urging people to vote in a new video for OurTime.org. "There's no reason why you should have to sit on the sidelines," Zellweger...

Usher Stars In Voter Registration Campaign

Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics

Usher is lending his star power to a new push to encourage voter registration. In honor of National Voter Registration Day, Our Time has launched a...

Jim Crow Laws, Women's Rights Part Of Argument For Voting

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.07.2012 | Politics

Poetry slam artist Carlos Andrés Gómez explores the historical perspective around why people should vote in a new video for Our Time. "Nothing ma...

Chelsea Clinton Warns Of 'Crisis'

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Chelsea Clinton is urging young people to vote in a new video for OurTime.org. "Young people have always felt like their voices haven't been heard,...