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Why Are Young Voters Abandoning Their Political Destiny?

Alison Sher | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Alison Sher

We sacrifice salary to adhere to an ethical code. Our stance on social issues is largely liberal, though our opinions paradoxically, and perhaps ignorantly, contradict themselves.

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 ...

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...

Still Not Getting It: GOP's Latest Ad for Young Women Voters

Atima Omara | Posted 10.02.2014 | Politics
Atima Omara

Earlier this week, the CRNC released a series of campaign ads for specific Republican Governor's races in the country modeled after the TLC Reality Show Say Yes To the Dress. The ad was part of a series of ads to woo younger women voters and appear "cultural relevant" says CRNC President Alex Smith. Really, they are just tone deaf and sexist.

Eyeing 2016, Rand Paul Courts Young Voters

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is working to improve the Republican Party's image among young voters as he visits South Carolina, a key s...

At Bat: America's Boy Wonder Phenom Jimmy Loomis Playing the Sport of Politics

Dave Kreissman | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
Dave Kreissman

James (Jimmy) Loomis currently serves as the Democratic Committeeman for Clayton Township, a position he was selected to fill in March of 2013, one week after becoming eligible for the position at age 18.

Warning to Dems: Be Smart When Mobilizing Young Voters

Steve Rosenthal | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenthal

Yes, smart Democratic campaigns should do everything possible to turn out every eligible African-American, Hispanic and single-woman voter, but the issue of turning out young voters is much trickier and demands closer examination and specific voter research for every campaign.

The Right's Millennial Dilemma in 2014 and Beyond

Jill Hanauer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Jill Hanauer

Millennials want to see action on the issues that will define our times, while Republicans largely deny the scientific reality of climate change, actively promote the involvement of big corporations in elections, and undermine our public schools.

Poll Finds Young Americans Not Excited About November Election

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics

Fewer than a quarter of adults under 30 are sure they'll vote this November, according to a new poll from the Harvard Institute of Politics. The lo...

What You Think You Know About The Midterms Is Wrong

Margie Omero | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Margie Omero

There is more to our past success--and failures--than simply getting more women, minorities and young people to the polls. Turnout doesn't exist in a vacuum, and demographics aren't destiny.

Hillary Clinton Makes Appeal To Young Voters

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.22.2014 | Politics

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Looking out to a theater full of motivated college students, Hillary Rodham Clinton said their generation showed great promise a...

The New Populist Movement: Organizing to Take Back America.

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

A new progressive populist movement is rising up in the United States. Inspired by an expansive vision of greater economic opportunity for all Americans, this new movement is also fueled by anger over politicians' broken promises.

Really, Arizona? Really? What You Can Do About Arizona's Anti-LGBT Law

Poy Winichakul | Posted 04.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Poy Winichakul

One thing is clear: If young people had more say in government, this kind of law wouldn't pass. Here's why.

Americans Say They'd Be Least Likely To Vote For A President Of This Religion

Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion

While ninety percent of Americans would vote for a black, a woman, Catholic, Hispanic, or Jewish presidential candidate, only 54 percent would vote fo...

Treat Millennials as Adults in 2014

Karin Agness | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Karin Agness

Here's an idea that I bet isn't getting much play in the West Wing: How about in 2014, the President start treating Millennials like adults instead of adult children? Even better, he could support policies that will enable more Millennials to lead adult lives.

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.

Election 2013: Where Young People Really Won

Poy Winichakul | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Poy Winichakul

Politicians love us -- or if they don't, they at least fake it until they make it. I suppose this means young people are gaining ground. But where no one was watching, young people had even bigger wins this year -- as candidates.

Liberals, Stop Posting Russell Brand's Interview and Vote

Walker Bragman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Walker Bragman

Regardless of how articulate his summation was, and regardless of how much I enjoy his comedy, Brand is not a part of the solution; in fact it's quite the opposite.

Groups Struggle To Engage Young Voters In Colorado

The Boulder Daily Camera | SARAH KUTA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Denver

Young people turned out in force for the 2012 election, making up 19 percent of voters and helping re-elect President Barack Obama. But getting colle...

What Republicans Can Learn From Nike

Bill Shireman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

American politics is in the beginning stages of an historic realignment that will transform both major parties. The Republican Party can reinvigorate its brand by following the example of Nike.

Video: Could This Be the Secret Weapon Against Climate Change Deniers?

Gene Karpinski | Posted 12.10.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

Climate change deniers should be concerned about the growing generational divide we're seeing nationwide. Young people don't question the evidence - they overwhelmingly accept the science of climate change and are concerned for how it will affect their lives.

New-jitsu Politics and the Power of the Far Right

Hans Johnson | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Hans Johnson

For the first time in 15 years, the frame for a national election cycle is coming to focus on the dangers of the extreme right wing holding the country hostage to its ideology.

John Celock

GOP Leader: Low Minority Turnout Helps Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

The top Republican in the Nevada Assembly said during a radio talk show Tuesday that low turnout from minority and young voters could contribute to a ...

Sarah Silverman Has Message For Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics

OurTime.org, a nonprofit that encourages young people to register to vote, has teamed up with actress Sarah Silverman to celebrate National Voter Regi...

Wendy Davis and Julian Castro Are the Texas Future; Ted Cruz and Greg Abbott Are the Texas Past

Brent Budowsky | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The hour will soon arrive when Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis (D) announces whether she will run for governor, and if she does, Texas politics will never be the same.