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Youth Vote

Where There's a 'Will' There's a 'Why'

Lindsay McCluskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lindsay McCluskey

Despite the media's instance to the contrary, young people are not apathetic when it comes to electoral organizing.

Getting Out the Youth Vote: Tell Them What Republican Plans to End Net Neutrality Will Feel Like

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In January, 2011, the Koch Boys and their rightwing ultra-rich comrades will gather for a secret meeting to discuss what to do with the Congress they just purchased. First on the agenda: kill and bury net neutrality.

Will Young, Disenchanted Voters Show Up for Midterms?

Judy Lubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judy Lubin

There is still time to turn out the vote among key Democratic constituencies. But it will not be easy. Young voters are still not inclined to head to the polls.

Will 2010 Be the Year of the Non-Youth Vote?

John Della Volpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
John Della Volpe

In the latest Harvard Institute of Politics survey, more than 70 percent of young voters tell us they are not sure that they will vote in the upcoming midterm elections.

Latino Youth Speak Out on Discrimination in the U.S.

Eric Rodriguez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Rodriguez

Latino youth are coming of age at a time when anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic sentiment is high and rising. The environment in which we raise our ch...

Obama's MTV Town Hall Was a Missed Opportunity

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

Rather than provide context, the president regurgitated talking points and laundry lists that seemed to be directed at the pundits rather than at the young people in the room.

Jay-Z Appears in Youth Vote PSA

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

A lot will be written about the youth vote over the next few weeks. And a lot has been written already... but sometimes the most can be said with the fewest words

For Students, the Choice Is Clear This November

Alejandra Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alejandra Salinas

Just as students fought for President Obama in 2008, the president and his Democrats have fought tirelessly on behalf of college students. That's why students continue to stand by their president today.

700 New Voters

Karlo Barrios Marcelo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Karlo Barrios Marcelo

In recent weeks, over 100 volunteers hit the streets all over Chicago as part of the new group, Progressive Alliance - Cook County. Our goal: to register as many young voters as possible.

Has Obama Earned the Youth Vote?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Nearly the exact opposite of what mainstream media has been projecting about a youth vote in crisis, the dominant atmosphere at Ignite 2010 was of young voters still heavily committed to the change they voted for two years ago.

If California Legalizes Marijuana, How Will Obama React?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

California legalizing marijuana seems to have become a very real possibility, and how Obama's going to handle it will be important. The state could become a "test-case" in challenging federal laws on the matter.

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.

Where's the Woman? (VIDEO)

Kierra Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kierra Johnson

"Fetal personhood" initiatives intend to separate the pregnant woman from her fetus, thereby making the woman -- her experiences, her rights -- virtually impossible to find.

American Youth: Idealistic Activists or Ignorant Bystanders?

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Shapiro

President Obama's sweep of college campuses this week to re-energize his 2008 supporters is either a brilliant strategy or a risky miscalculation. It...

Educating Youth for Better Politics

Peter Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Levine

A few months ago, after months of debate and negotiations, health insurance reform passed Congress: the biggest social reform in decades. Yet youth--...

The "Christine" Conundrum: Why are Democrats losing the "white woman" vote?

Rachel Farris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rachel Farris

According Gallup polling available exclusively to The Daily Beast, Democrats are "losing support among white women" as the upcoming November mid-term ...

How to Buck Up: Mumble. Grumble. Complain. Wallow. Hope. Despair. Worry. Vote.

Christine Pelosi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

Democrats all across America are having an open tent discussion about our values and priorities. President Obama urges us to "buck up" -- and well we should. Let me tell you how I did.

What Is the Democratic Party Base?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

For many, the Democratic base includes African Americans, Latinos, gays and lesbians, young voters, union members and women. These voters combine for about 70 percent of the electorate, so obviously they are not all the base.

Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This week, Ellie and Lauren are back with their own submission to the Vote Again 2010 video contest, "Vote Again 2010: Do it for Gaga."

Perpetuating the Myth that Young People Don't Vote

Shad Murib | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Shad Murib

Young people's political allegiances are found in their progressive values, not in their party identification.

Voting for Bieber, It's Not Just a VMAs Thing

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

This Nov. 2, Vote Again. If not for yourself..do it for Bieber.

But We're Progressive!

Sara Haile-Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Sara Haile-Mariam

Another election cycle, another narrative about the fickle youth vote, another misleading piece that mischaracterizes an entire generation before a single poll opens. We're not as shallow as the now infamous NYT piece would have you believe.

Democrats, Obama Losing Young Voters?

The New York Times | Kirk Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

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 ...

Latino Youths Have Their Say on Arizona and SB1070

Janet Murguía | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Janet Murguía

NCLR researchers spoke with the Hispanic teenagers -- most of whom are college students and second-generation Americans from across the nation -- at its youth leadership convening, the Líderes Summit.

Student and Youth Voters Face Higher Hurdles Than Others to Register and Vote in 2010

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Brian J. Siebel

Students and other millennials are an important and growing portion of the electorate. They will be 20% of the voting age population in 2010, up from...