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Young Voters

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Outdated and Failing: Modernizing Our Voting System for the Rising Electorate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

Joe Biden To 'Excite Young Voters' At Penn State

Lebanon Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Vice President Joe Biden will headline a rally at Penn State next week as part of a push by Democrats to excite young voters as their candidates face ...

If You Build It, They Will Come

Steve Fenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

In a year where young voter turnout nationwide is on track to just barely meet that of the last midterm elections in 2006, Colorado may be the exception.

Letter to a Whiny Young Democrat

Mark Morford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Morford

See what happens when you young liberal voters get so disgruntled and disillusioned that you drop all your party's newborn, hard-won ideas without giving them sufficient time to mature?

Keep Fighting for the Change You Believe In

Joe Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Joe Hill

One thing hasn't changed: if we allow the Republicans to sit in the driver's seat, they'll legislate with the same social Darwinism disguised as economic policy that sowed the seeds of our near collapse.

The Indifference of Younger Voters and Our Imperiled Democracy

Rizwan A. Rahmani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rizwan A. Rahmani

"Lower voter participation is a silent threat to our democracy... It under-represents young people, the poor, the disabled, those with little educatio...

Is 2010 the Turning Point in the Failed War on Marijuana?

Rob Kampia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Kampia

Before a single vote tally is reported, it should be noted that -- regardless of any results next week -- 2010 might already go down in history as a major turning point in the government's failed war on marijuana.

The Rally of a Generation

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Thousands of young people will gather together to celebrate sanity and make a mockery of fear this weekend. The Jon Stewart-Stephen Colbert rally will serve as the unified voice of a generation.

10 Reasons You MUST Vote--and Vote Democrat

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Folman

This election is too important to sit out. If you voted for Barack Obama in 2008, high on the promise of hope and change, do not stay on the sidelines now. Real change takes time.

On Immigration, Are You a Lamar Smith-John Boehner-Steve King Republican?

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

About a week ago, I announced that I would not run for Mayor of Chicago so that I could devote my full time and attention to my vocation: fighting for immigration reform.

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies and Young Voter Engagement

Jefferson Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

Conservative pundits pooh-pooh the power of the youth vote relentlessly, and might not be likely to natter differently anytime soon. But you and me, we can start telling a different story.

A New Marshall Plan for a New Generation

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

Like so many problems in public policy today, America's erratic foreign policy is ultimately an issue younger generations will have to solve. Partisan, extreme solutions will not suffice.