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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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Eight Reasons the Democrats lost Virginia & New Jersey--and How to Recover

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Losing the Virginia and New Jersey governorships hurt. Local factors played a part, but these are major states. So it matters why the Democrats lost them. Here are eight reasons -- and lessons for next time.

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.

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 ...

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.

How To Nourish The Spirit Of Youth In You

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

Duke Orsino: If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die. Twelfth Night Ac...

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."

Change (And Action) They Still Believe In

Alexander Heffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alexander Heffner

Seven months after Obama's election, more than 80% of Democrats and a majority of independent voters agree that their votes for change translated into tangible action.

It's Not Enough

Stephen Ratner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Ratner

Both President Obama and the Republican Party (and even failing sectors like the auto industry), could learn a thing or two from my generation.

Lebanon Youth Launch Newspaper Challenging Politics and Media (VIDEO)

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In Lebanon, where divisions dominate both the political and media spectrum, a new and independent youth newspaper, is shaking up the status-quo. Sawt...

The GOP's Challenge to Win Back Young Voters

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

The idea that the GOP can get all of their members to sign up for Twitter, flip its position on gay marriage and suddenly have young voters rushing to join the party misses the point.

The Obama Effect -- Political Attack Ads Backfiring for Canada's Prime Minister

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Don Tapscott

What has changed that would explain why negative advertising is losing its punch in Canada? The answer is the election of President Barack Obama by the young voters of America.

Liberty University Democrats: Why They Were Silenced, And What It Means

Kevin Roose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kevin Roose

What Liberty's administration needs isn't just a lesson in tolerance - it's a long, honest look in the mirror.

Young and Running for Office: A Story from East L.A.

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

Embodying the millennial spirit of pragmatic idealism, Pleitez is running a campaign predicated on listening and engaging people at the grassroots level.