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Young America Is Key to 2012 Election

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Rev. Jesse Jackson

To get young voters excited, Obama will have to offer more than his record. He'll need to fight for jobs that will give the young a future.

Anxious Group Worried About 2012 Choices

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

By Margot Roosevelt ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., June 29 (Reuters) - Megan Edwin graduated Phi Beta Kappa in political science. As a studen...

Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas: Kaskade, Diplo, & More Are All About S(p)in City, Baby!

Becca Frucht | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics
Becca Frucht

Some naysayers might scoff at the idea of a dawn-to-dusk desert dance party as an ideal place to register new voters. But young people believe in these beats.

Americans Most Unlikely To Vote For Atheist, Muslim Candidate For President

Posted 06.27.2012 | 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...

Losing as the Grand 'Old' Party

Christian Berle | Posted 08.27.2012 | Gay Voices
Christian Berle

As a young Republican, it is important to me to point out that my generation is not inherently loyal to President Obama, Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi. To be blunt, it's time for the Grand Old Party to get a little bit grander and a lot less old.

In Government Class On Election Day

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.05.2012 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

The connection between having at least a high school education and getting out to the polls is something that civics and government teachers think about every day. How do you encourage students to see politics as relevant?

President Obama and the Youth Vote

David Boaz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

President Obama won 66 percent of the 18-29 vote in 2008. But young voters may not embrace the reality of Obama in 2012 as they did the promise in 2008.

Federal Judge Says No to Florida Voter Registration Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Michelle Marques | Posted 06.01.2012 | Black Voices

A federal judge in Florida has blocked parts of a state law that put "harsh and impractical" restrictions on civic groups that help new voters registe...

WATCH: Conservative Editor: Young People Are 'Frickin Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 05.31.2012 | College

Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, thinks youth culture today is more powerful than it's ever been. He also thinks that this y...

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

The GOP's Death Wish: Why Republicans Can't Stop Pissing Off Hispanics, Women, and Young People

Robert Reich | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

What are the three demographic groups whose electoral impact is growing fastest? Hispanics, women, and young people. Who are Republicans pissing off the most? Latinos, women, and young people. It's almost as if the GOP can't help itself.

New Poll Shows Young Voter Shift

AP | By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Once thought to be solidly behind President Barack Obama, younger voters burdened by a bleak employment picture, high gas prices and stu...

Why I'm In: Barack Obama Is a President Who Fights for Me

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 06.24.2012 | College
Alejandra Salinas

On Election Day 2012 my generation will have its voice heard loud and clear: we want to continue the progress in education, and the one to provide that is President Barack Obama.

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.

Why the 2012 Election Cycle Sucks

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

We need to change the system, and in order to do that we need to be honest about how bad it's gotten. The good news? We've already shown signs that yes, we can do better.

The Vexed Generation

Jack Meserve | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics
Jack Meserve

If progressives tell young people a stark but honest narrative of the future awaiting them, then we have a better chance of avoiding it.

Social Issues Could Turn Off Potential GOP Voters

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

By Patricia Zengerle FAIRFAX, Virginia--Colleen Wilson has all the makings of a foot soldier for whichever Republican becomes the nominee to op...

What Would Susan B. Anthony Say?

Nancy K. Kaufman | Posted 04.16.2012 | Women
Nancy K. Kaufman

One can only imagine what Susan B. Anthony and her followers would say now.

Newt-Themed Sleepover With NYU College Republicans

Posted 02.13.2012 | College

Photos have surfaced of some enthusiastic young women who back former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and held a sleepover to prove it. The girls are all...

How Paul Appeals To Young Voters

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A 76-year-old great-grandfather who gives eye-glazing speeches on monetary policy, displays a crotchety streak and disappears...

Andrea Morocoima

Why Hispanic Population Growth Is Not Reflected At Voting Booth

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Morocoima | Posted 01.12.2012 | Latino Voices

Carlos Fernandez, who heads the Center for Latino Arts and Culture at Rutgers University, cannot vote as a legal U.S. resident. Born in Costa Rica,...

Young People More Likely To Favor Socialism Than Capitalism: Pew

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.30.2011 | Business

Young people -- the collegiate and post-college crowd, who have served as the most visible face of the Occupy Wall Street movement -- might be getting...

2011: The Year of the Activist

Biko Baker | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices
Biko Baker

2011 was the year that America experienced an explosion of grassroots community activism. Seeing our hijacked democracy hurtling towards a fiery crash, the American citizen wrestled itself into the driver's seat, and is putting our country back on track.

We Are Greater Together

Eric Zoberman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Eric Zoberman

Young Americans are a history-changing force when we are united regardless of gender, race, community and sexual orientation.

League of Young Voters Education Fund Teams Up With Hip-Hop Producer Hi-Tek to Spark Social Change

Biko Baker | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices
Biko Baker

The premise of Elementz Hip-Hop is deceptively simple: if you provide urban youth access to studio equipment, art teachers, and mentors, they can choose creative outlets over criminal ones, and ultimately live fuller, richer lives.