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Youth Vote

Why Are You Voting Again in 2010?

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

Since 2000, young people have been hitting the polls in increasingly unprecedented numbers. Yes, since 2000. Despite what you may have heard, youth turnout wasn't an unexpected consequence of one election cycle or the byproduct of one person, party or policy.

Vote Again 2010: Why You Should Hit The Polls

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Today is a huge day for youth politics. An unprecedented coalition of youth groups and media partners have come together to create a social media prog...

Back to School, Back to the Ballot Box

Blaire Yancy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Blaire Yancy

This fall, college move-in checklists include twin sheets, mini fridges, posters with thumb tacks -- and a voter registration form!

The 12 Week Plan: A Road Map to Not Getting Our A**es Kicked on November 2

Billy Wimsatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Billy Wimsatt

You think you're unhappy now under Obama, Pelosi and Reid? Wait until the guys who drove the car into the ditch for eight consecutive years get their hands back on the steering wheel.

Is Colorado the New Iowa? Young People Closing Midterm "Enthusiasm Gap"

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

According to the news this week, the midterm elections will be characterized as any one of the following: The Economist predicts a disappointed indict...

Young People Don't Vote in Midterm Elections

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Midterm voters tend to be much older than presidential voters. Insomuch that young people are an important part of the Democratic coalition, Democrats are thus disadvantaged in midterm elections.

Campus Progress Responds to "Iller" Reaction

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

There is an unprecedented midterm election strategy being orchestrated by over 30 organizations and partners to get young people to vote again this fall.

Iller: Obama Zombies Strike Back (Video)

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

It's time to stop allowing the pundits and pollsters to speak for us- there's still too much at stake. In the interim, if they insist on calling us zombies, then we might as well embrace it and have a little fun in the process.

Anti-Youth Agenda? Try Again.

Gregory Cendana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gregory Cendana

The Obama administration has already accomplished much to improve the lives of young people in America, but the real work -- for all of us -- still lies ahead.

Will The Youth Vote Trump Tea Party In Midterm Elections?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

One of the most important unasked questions this midterm election year is this: "Will the youth vote be a factor in 2010?" Given the actual impact of ...

Sudanese Elections: Music & the Vote With NasJota and Girifna

Michal Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michal Shapiro

What is the experience of those in Sudan who are actively trying to instill the roots of a democracy in their homeland? We couldn't go to Sudan, but in a sense Sudan came to us.

Jay-Z Captures Power, Challenges of Youth Vote

Andy Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Bernstein

As difficult as our prospects are, we can't motivate young people unless we are reaching deep within. To paraphrase Jay-Z "Anything is possible as long as you fight for what you believe in."

How The Democrats Can Reclaim the Youth Vote

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

A recent Pew poll showed that youth still leans Democratic, but the party's margin is slipping, and young Democrats' enthusiasm level is lower than that of their Republican counterparts. What can be done?

Democrats In Trouble With Young Voters (POLL)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new Harvard University poll of young voters shows a variety of disheartening trends for Democrats heading into the November midterm elections. The ...

Democrat Youth Support Dwindling

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Whither the youth vote? A year after backing Barack Obama by an overwhelming 2-to-1 ratio, young adults are quickly cooling toward ...

Democrats Rock the Vote on Campuses

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

More than twice as many 18-29 year olds voted for Obama as for McCain in 2008, and one year later the party preferences of college students remain similarly lopsided in favor of the Democratic Party.

Volunteerism 2.0 -- A Generation Seeking to Help

Meredith Segal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Meredith Segal

According to the Higher Education Research Institute, the percent of first-year college students who believe that it is very important to help people in need is at its highest level since 1970. Without question, ours is a generation seeking to help.

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.

DiCaprio & Others Engage Online Community with Clear Message: This Is Our Moment for Clean Energy Action

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

This is our moment to put clean energy and climate solutions in place. That is what Leonardo DiCaprio, Edward Norton, Justin Long, Emmy Rossum, Forest...

Political and Business Leaders Embrace 'YouTube Chats'

Michael Koenigs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Koenigs

"YouTube chats," the younger brother of FDR's "Fireside chats," have transformed the way politicians and business leaders connect with young voters and consumers.

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.

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."

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.

President Obama and Gay Rights: Forgetting the Lessons of the Campaign

Nathaniel Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathaniel Frank

Those presidents who are both remembered by history and re-elected have been those who stuck their necks out to fight for the rights of the vulnerable. The gay community is still waiting for Obama.

Breaking: Young Leaders Stage Sit-In at Copenhagen Climate Talks

Richard Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Graves

Young people are staging a sit-in inside the Bella Center at the Copenhagen climate talks. While some of them were dragged away by security, Sen. Kerry came by and shook each of their hands and thanked them for their dedication.