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Facebook and You Tube Helped Obama and Can Help Clean Energy, Too

Brian F. Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brian F. Keane

The clean energy industry may lack the donations that flooded into the presidential campaign, but that doesn't mean we can't take advantage of the online social networking systems utilized.

A Fly in the Anointment: Bobby Jindal as the Republican Obama

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

It's true! Jindal is young, brown, and the child of immigrants. Since we, too, are young, brown, and the children of immigrants, I guess that means we're voting for Jindal in 2012!

Women And The 2008 Election: A New Majority

Julie Menin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Menin

While some celebrated that New Hampshire just became the first state to have a majority of women legislators in one of their chambers, the question to ask is, why are they the only ones?

Defending Liberty: How to Shift the Center

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

While Obama has supported many LGBT rights in the past and favors secular civil unions as a solution to the inequality currently imposed, he has stopped short of calling for full marriage equality.

We May Be Screwed, but I'm Still Thankful

Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katherine Goldstein

"May you live in interesting times" is supposed to be a curse, but I think it sounds sexy and dangerous. This year certainly has been both -- I'm thankful I've gotten a front row seat.

It's Official: Millennials Realigned American Politics in 2008

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

Dispelling the myth that young people never vote, Millennials cast ballots in larger numbers than young voters had in any recent presidential election.

The Kids Are Alright

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

We must lay the foundation for the next generation of youth, so we can continue to capitalize on their energy, innovation, and creativity for the future.

Way to Rain on my Parade, California

Isabel Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Isabel Kaplan

The news came in that California passed Proposition 8. I am horrified at 52% of California's voters. How could you?

Obama's Victory, Gen Y, and the New Rules for Communication

Kirk Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kirk Snyder

It's clear that the reason so many young people became involved with the Obama campaign was because he reached them based on an understanding about these new rules for communication.

The Kids Are All Right

Marty Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marty Kaplan

Students may not have marched on the Pentagon to end the war in Iraq, but they have given the nation a new president who has pledged to do just that.

The Fight Is Far From Over

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We are issuing an urgent call for continued action by America's young voters to insure that Obama's leadership is forthrightly supported. The election is over, but the essential work of transformation has just begun.

Bloggers: Get Thee to Congressional Staffs!

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

You twenty-somethings who are reading this, if you can't take your day job after being part of such a political earthquake like last week's election, go find your local Member of Congress and apply for a job.

Transitioning the Obama Movement

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The newly politically engaged youth -- groomed in an election campaign but not fashioned as a standing political force -- will be at loss as to what they can do.

The Last Word On Proposition 8

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In our last post, we vented our frustration with the decision of voters in California, Florida, and Arizona to write anti-gay discrimination into thei...

Tuesday's Second Biggest Winner: Democracy

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

We are witnessing a tremendous ideological shift among young voters -- one that could reshape our politics for decades to come.

Obama the Figurehead

Andrew Sargus Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Sargus Klein

Prop. 8 passed, after Obama's speech. It was a bitter pill for progressives to swallow and a reminder that no matter who is president the public faces many significant issues on its own.

A 20-Year-Old on the Meaning of the Election

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

My son, Brett, who is 20 and just voted in his first presidential election, wrote the following on Facebook on Election Night. I was so proud and moved by what he wrote, that I decided to post it for others to see.

America, Pick Up -- It's Your Future Calling: A 15 Year Old's Perspective

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

Obama has allowed our beloved country to enter its next stage in history, a stage in which my generation can truly feel a part of this country and feel that our voices can and will be heard.

One Giant Step

Raymond Leon Roker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Raymond Leon Roker

We fought. We hoped. We worked. We cried. We panicked. We debated. We held our breath. It's not hyperbolic to say that we helped shift the course of the world.

A new day for all people--but young people, let's not forget tomorrow

Morgan Warners | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Morgan Warners

In college we learn to be skeptical of claims like the ones being made about Barack Obama's historic victory. For today, forget it. His win really doe...

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

#votereport and ProPublica's VoteWatch

Craig Newmark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Craig Newmark

For a real-time view of voting issues, check out http://search.twitter.com/search?q=votereport or similarly http://election.twitter.com/topic?t=%23v...

Coming Soon to Decide an Election Near You...the Millennials

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

The Millennial Generation is poised to play a decisive role in the election on November 4. Among young voters Obama continues to enjoy a nearly 2:1 advantage.

Messages from the Obama Campaign Nerve Center

Hilary Lambert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hilary Lambert

"Ohio is the tip of the spear!" That's the kickoff phrase of the Obama campaign's Red, White and Blue Teams Volunteer packets, containing instructions for the hundreds of Obama campaign workers who are hunkering down across Ohio.

The Kids Stay In The Picture: Why The Youth Vote Will Come Out

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Will the Youth Vote come out this time? In this make-or-break election where every group has gotten its say — Older white women! African-America...