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Youth Vote

'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.

Joel vs. Koch Brothers -- Whose Side are you on? (VIDEO)

Courtney Hight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Courtney Hight

In Wichita, Kansas, Joel Francis, a college student and former Marine Corps veteran is going face-to-face with one of the richest men in America, Charles Koch.

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...