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The Meme-ification of Civic Engagement

Rachel Tardiff | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Rachel Tardiff

I'm convinced that the outpouring of political activity on social networks -- especially around hot-button social issues like marriage equality -- is a frustrated attempt to engage by a generation of people unsure of how else to make change.

Bring Voting Rights Law Into the 21st Century

Kat Kane | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Kat Kane

If skepticism from the Supreme Court's conservative wing is any indication, a core provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 could be struck down this year. This should alarm anyone who views voting as a fundamental right and not a "racial entitlement."

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.

Liberalism and My Generation

Mitchell Alexander | Posted 04.19.2013 | Teen
Mitchell Alexander

I truly believe that this generation is different. We have an aura of tolerance and hope, and America will come closer than it ever has before to total equality in our lifetime.

Strengthening the State of Our Union

Tori Taylor | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

We already know young Americans were a decisive voting bloc in the 2012 election cycle; it wasn't a fluke. But showing up at the voting booth isn't enough. It's time to get involved and serve our country and the next generation by helping the president move this country forward.

A Generation's Time to Lead

David D. Burstein | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
David D. Burstein

We've responded to all these events by becoming a generation of pragmatic idealists who believe that we have both the opportunity and the obligation to leave the world in better shape than we found it. So why is there so little Millennial representation in Congress?

How Youth Can Change Washington: How Do Young People Choose a Career?

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.27.2013 | College
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, the panel answers an audience question from an 1...

How Youth Can Change Washington: Getting Young People Excited and Active

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, The Nation's Ari Melber asks the panel--HuffPost...

The New Roe

Kierra Johnson | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

The more I sit and consider what the Roe v. Wade decision means at 40 years, the more I am sure that it actually means the same thing now as it did then. The question isn't what does Roe mean at 40. The question is who is the new Roe?

Abby Huntsman: On Getting and Keeping Young People Engaged in Politics

92nd Street Y | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

HuffPost Live host Abby Huntsman recently spoke with us about getting young people more involved in politics. On the lesson from the 2012 election, Hu...

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?

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

Hey, Mr. Obama, Where's My Gift?

Domenick Scudera | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

This election was a real win-win. Obama got my vote and won the election, and I will get a gift in return! Because, really, all I care about is instant gratification and myself. And, according to Romney, there are a lot of people just like me who do not really think about others.

On Election Day, Republicans Suffered Consequences of Voter Suppression Strategy

Donna Brazile | Posted 01.13.2013 | Black Voices
Donna Brazile

For more than two years Republicans have campaigned and legislated against the right of certain groups of people to vote. The Republicans' strategy failed because it awakened the most powerful force in a democracy: the determination of the voters themselves.

Dispelling Myths About the 2012 Election

Samuel Best | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Samuel Best

Every election campaign perpetuates its own myths about the American electorate, and this year was no exception. Before such spin becomes treated as fact, we review some of the biggest misconceptions of the 2012 presidential election.

Why Everyone Got The Youth Vote Wrong

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.09.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The ‘enthusiasm gap’ was all you really heard about when it came to young voters this election. So most people, ...

Massive Age Gaps in Voting for 2012 Elections

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

For years, young voters have been discounted and labeled as apathetic no shows when it comes to voting. After 2012, the age gap will be ignored at a politician's peril.

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.

Tyler Kingkade

How Young Voters Became The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots c...

Tyler Kingkade

More Young Voters Cast Ballots Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Young voters represented a greater share of the national electorate Tuesday than four years ago, once again voting for President Barack Ob...

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

So, Political Ads Have Gotten Kind Of Extreme

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

It's time for young voters to grab this election by the balls... or something. We're not sure, frankly. But whatever this ad wants the youth to do, ...

What's Happened to Our Elections?

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.

25 Issues That Matter Most To HuffPost Teen Bloggers

Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

Today, the long Presidential race will finally be over as your friends and families head to the polls. Even though most of you are not yet old enough ...

By The Numbers: How Minority Youth Will Impact The 2012 Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

In a tight race to the finish, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney won't only be looking to swing states like Ohio and Florida for a win, but ...