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Young Voters

Obama Online -- The Future of the Youth Vote

Tobin Van Ostern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Tobin Van Ostern

Ultimately, I believe that the policy priorities of the Obama administration will ensure that young supporters remain active in any way they can. We're impatient for change, and we will continue our advocacy no matter how many pundits continue to write us off.

Barack One Year Later: Open Letter to Young America

Kevin Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Powell

As we continue to discuss the historic presidency of Barack Obama, I think it important that we not forget the possibilities and opportunities before us, even as we continue to push the administration.

The Silver Bullet

Steve Fenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Young voters favored Martha Coakley by almost 60% in Massachusetts, but only showed up at a turnout rate of just 15%. Why? They weren't asked.

Time to Democratize Financial Literacy

Alexander Hertel-Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez

As young workers, we will be left to manage our own retirement savings. Yet, it is overwhelmingly clear that we lack the tools and skills necessary to safely invest our money for the future.

Young People Grade Obama's First Year

Nancy Lublin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nancy Lublin

Today is the one-year anniversary of President Obama's inauguration, so DoSomething.org asked young people whether they think President Obama "made the grade" during his first year in office. Their responses garnered some interesting results.

Australian Man Bikes Across Twenty-Two Countries Collecting Climate Change Stories

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Box

Nguyen arrived in Copenhagen last week after biking from Australia, armed with testimonials from Austria to Kazakhstan and ready to deliver their messages to decision makers.

Young in America

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

By most indicators young people are the most adversely affected age group by the economic crisis, the most at risk when it comes to health care coverage, and the deepest in debt.

Don't Forget the Youth: College Democrats of America Fighting to Represent Students Across America

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

Millions of young voters showed up at the polls to vote for President Obama. These activists are still working hard, fighting for candidates and constitutional initiatives on the ballot this November.

Do You Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident?

Cindy Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cindy Handler

It's official: New Yorkers aren't entitled to the same freedoms that residents of Massachusetts, Connecticut, Iowa, Vermont and after New Year's, New Hampshire can take for granted.

From Copenhagen to Milwaukee: Bringing the Global Climate Change Movement Home

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Box

"In the absence of a strong global treaty being signed here in Copenhagen, we all need to keep doing everything we can in our hometowns, and know that the ripple affects will be felt everywhere."

Obama Online -- Where Are the Young Supporters?

Jose Antonio Vargas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jose Antonio Vargas

They were ubiquitous, they were tech-savvy, they were vocal -- nearly a year after the election, where are the young Obama supporters?

Poll: Young People Back Obama, Disapprove of His Major Policies

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

A new Harvard poll finds that President Obama is holding on to his strongest supporters, voters under 30, though they overwhelmingly oppose sending more troops to Afghanistan.

Killing Enthusiasm: President Obama's Afghanistan Strategy Turns Off Young Voters

Robert Greenwald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert Greenwald

Obama should rethink the Afghanistan war for lots of reasons. It isn't making us more secure. It's costing us billions of dollars as well as jobs and lives. And now, the latest reason, he's losing key voters.

Mokrzycki: Cord-cutting Continues at Steady Pace

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Mike Mokrzycki is an independent consultant who has studied implications of the growing cell-phone-only population for survey research. He was the fou...

Young Voters, One Year Later

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

Last November, young voters cast their ballots for Barack Obama over John McCain by a 2 to 1 margin and broke heavily for the Democratic Party, leadin...

Taking Back the Microphone

Matthew Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Segal

The public option matters because it will create an immediately affordable choice for the 80% of young people making less than $40,000 per year. It is young America's coverage plan.

Debt for a Diploma

Jose A. Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jose A. Garcia

To say debt is the result of poor choices and frivolous spending fails to capture the reality of the economic state of young people today.

Youth Seek Voice In Health Care Debate

The Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Young voters were instrumental in helping elect President Obama but since then they've felt largely ignored by the political process. Now a number of ...

Omero: Remember the Women (in the HC debate)

Margie Omero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Margie Omero

Right now the health care debate has shifted--perhaps temporarily--from the public option to abortion and mammograms. This makes it a good moment to r...

Hey, Young Activists: Where the Heck are You on Health Reform?

Harold Pollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harold Pollack

It's hard for 20-somethings to get excited about free colonoscopies or co-ops and the public plan option. If you are a young person, you may not believe you have much at stake in this fight. You do.

Twitter Wars 2: Return of the Progressives!

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Today on the radio show, we've got Jim Gilliam, co-founder of Brave New Films and Chief Technology Officer of Business.com, who recently created Tweetprogress.us, a directory of progressive tweeters.

Young Voters Are Obama's Best Hope for Healthcare Reform

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Box

According to the SurveyUSA poll, 60% of those 18-34 support Obama's plan -- including 66% of 18 to 24-year-olds and 74% of 25 to 29-year-olds.

For Young Americans, Health Care Reform Is Our Fight

Erica Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erica Williams

For my generation, health care reform is more than a personal story or experience: it is a moral and humanitarian mandate.

Surfing With A Tabula Rasa

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

For the 2010 cycle, candidates can no longer expect skyrocketing voter turnout to inch them to victory. It seems that regardless of party there is a tabula rasa between candidates and young voters.

Younger Military Families Closing Ranks Around Obama

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

"Everyone I talk to wants change but on base you can't say certain things. At a bar or a party, everyone tells me they're voting for Obama... My military friends are tired of being lied to."