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Young Voters

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.

Enough of the Hurt Feelings, Pay Attention to Voter Suppression

Zerlina Maxwell | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
Zerlina Maxwell

Forget about whether President Obama deserves a second term. Forget about the pony that was promised to you during the campaign of "Hope" and "Change...

New Collar: Detroit's Working Class Youth

Turnstyle | Posted 10.19.2011 | Black Voices
Turnstyle

Originally published on Turnstylenews.com, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Are Primary Polls Missing Young Voters?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

I can certainly accept the premise that young people are less interested in the race at this point, but had never thought of this as a reason for them to be under-represented in a polling sample.

Obama Faces More Voter Anxiety Ahead Of 2012

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 08.11.2011 | Politics

Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. — If President Barack Obama wants North Carolina in his win column again next year, he might have...

Outdated and Failing: Modernizing Our Voting System for the Rising Electorate

Heather Smith | Posted 08.08.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

It doesn't need to be this hard to vote. Young people use social media and technology to solve problems, but they're still supposed to sign and snail mail registration forms at the Post Office every time they move?

President Obama's Deficit-Reducing, Hope-Increasing Speech

Krystal Ball | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics
Krystal Ball

It can be tempting to disengage from politics. The system is a mess and many of the players are corrupt. Nevertheless, the truth is that what's at stake is just too important.

Suffer the Young

Max Fraad Wolff | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business
Max Fraad Wolff

We are seeing higher unemployment and lower labor market participation among the young who are the poorest group by age. Needless to say, this is a disturbing trend and requires significant attention.

MTV Cribs-Inspired Video Reveals Homes of Denver Mayoral Candidates

Merete Mueller | Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver
Merete Mueller

Most young people in Denver can probably think of a few phrases more exciting than "mayoral election." Unless you frame the race to replace now-Gov. Hickenlooper in terms we can relate to.

Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

What's So Wrong with Young Voters?

David D. Burstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David D. Burstein

Ignorance is a major issue facing our democracy and it is a bipartisan epidemic. But the real culprit in political ignorance is our education system.

Live Free or Die: The Battle Over Student Voting Rights in New Hampshire

Sayak Mukherjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sayak Mukherjee

The right to vote is an issue that is simply too important to be subjected to partisan politicking, as is happening in New Hampshire. We will continue to speak out in this battle.

The Gen Y State of the Union

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hilary A. Doe

Cross-posted from New Deal 2.0. This past Sunday would have been Franklin D. Roosevelt's 129th birthday. During this jobless recovery, we should rem...

Make This a DREAM Act Christmas

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Senators, stand with those immigration opponents who defend the deportations and stonewall the DREAM Act if you want to -- but you better enjoy it while you can.