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Youth Vote

Vote for Me?

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

No seriously, like, as a favor. As if I had asked you to get a "sandwich for me." I'm just always super tired on Tuesdays. In the November 2010 elect...

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went f...

College Students Feel Neglected By Obama

nytimes.com | DAMIEN CAVE | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

MIAMI -- Two years ago, the University of Miami could not get enough Barack Obama. The campaign rally he held here felt like a rock concert, his face ...

Students for Hillary: No More Promises, We Want Proof

NYCity News Service | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
NYCity News Service

"The majority of my friends who are voting for Obama can't give me any substantive reason as to why they are voting for him," she said.

Are Youth Voters Tuning Out President Obama?

Politics Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

And anyway, at the end of the day, it's not so clear just how pivotal the youth vote will be in determining who wins Congress this November: while var...

All or Nothing: Youth Turnout Year-Round or Maybe Not at All

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

The long-term health of our democracy depends on youth engagement, but that requires Millennials' substantive engagement in our governance, not just our elections.

Millennials Tackle 21st Century Challenges With a Blueprint for America's Future

Hilary A. Doe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Hilary A. Doe

The largest-ever generation of Americans -- the Millennial Generation, born between 1980 and 2000 -- has designed the future that they want to inherit.

What Happened With Young Voters

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Alexander Heffner

Last week I participated in a panel discussion in Philadelphia on the 2010 midterm campaign aptly headlined "What the hell just happened?" As part o...

Ann Coulter's Ageism Will Doom the Republican Party

Alex Koroknay-Palicz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Koroknay-Palicz

Coulter seems to suggest the voting age should be raised to 26 because young Americans don't have property, spouses, children, jobs or pay taxes. I may not yet have a spouse or children, but, come to think of it, neither does Ms. Coulter.

The Young Voter Know-It-all at Family Dinner

Thomas Bates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Bates

The shortfall in young voter turnout is a result of what happens when campaigns fail to engage young people. It's like throwing a dinner party, not inviting someone to come, and then getting mad when they don't show up.

No One Hit the Mark With Young Voters

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

I think what was really missing this year was getting young America talking about the election via social media. 2010 was the year of the double rainbow and a two-year old smoking, not the midterms.

Ohio Principal Defends Controversial Political Field Trip

AP | LISA CORNWELL | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

CINCINNATI — A school district on Thursday suspended a principal and a teacher without pay for violating district policies during a field trip i...

Youth Voter Turnout 20%: What Does That Mean?

Peter Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Levine

If you are a Democrat, you should not blame young people for this year's turnover. They did turn out at fairly typical rates and they supported Democratic candidates, on the whole.

Youth Vote At A Crossroads

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The college vote is up for grabs this year -- to an extent that would have seemed unlikely two years ago, when a generation of young people seemed to ...

Students Across The Nation Cast Their Votes

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Elementary and high students across the nation proved Tuesday that you don't have to be 18 to hit the polling booths. Kids and teens cast their votes ...

'If Voting Changed Anything They'd Make It Illegal'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Voting quotes on election day: they're either hilarious or depressing, as great minds have weighed in over the centuries speculating on whether you sh...

Losing the Youth Vote Means Losing the House

Meredith Bagby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meredith Bagby

If the youth ever really voted when they were young, perhaps they'd have less to worry about when they got old.

The Youth Clean Energy Vote Is Showing the Leadership It's Demanding

Whit Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

In hundreds of locations, thousands of young voters are standing up to Big Oil, challenging special interests, and mobilizing their peers around bold clean energy solutions.

"Latinos Divided on Immigration." Headline-grabbing? Yes. Accurate? Hardly.

Clarissa Martinez De Castro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Clarissa Martinez De Castro

In the battle to categorize Latinos, something always gets lost in translation. Some want to see this community as a monolith that's either aligned o...

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.

Letter From Paris: Shame on Anyone Who Doesn't Vote!

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

So what's happened to this generation? Have our schools so utterly failed in teaching how important the right to vote is in a democracy?

Read Before You Vote

Matt Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Kohn

I decided to curate a group of thoughtful and distinguished individuals to choose one substantive, surprising, and provocative article that anyone and everyone should read before the election.

Be the Threat: Young Voters Could Have The Last Laugh (Video)

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sara Haile-Mariam

Bears may have the power to ransack your house and eat you, but they don't have the power to vote for the leaders of the free world on Election Day.

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.

Another 1994? Or Another 1946?

Dylan Loewe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Loewe

Republicans are confident they are poised to build a wave as large as the one that swept them into power in 1994. Yet, just as in 1946, the party is poised to regain the majority while still weak, and without a strategy for going forward.