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Youth Vote

Professors, Youth Voters, and Election Day

Warren Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Warren Goldstein

Fifteen of my sixteen students are planning on voting. In the five previous presidential elections, that number has only once (in 2004) gone higher than 50%.

Getting Out the Vote

Russell Simmons and Rev. Lennox Yearwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons and Rev. Lennox Yearwood

We're able to combine forces to encourage many young Americans to vote in what is probably the most important presidential election of our generation. This is our lunch-counter moment for the 21st century.

Team Obama targets teens as secret weapon

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christina Bellantoni

First posted at WashingtonTimes.com I've written quite a bit about the youth support Sen. Barack Obama has generated this year, and some of it from t...

Has McCain Given Up On The Youth Vote?

Politico | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With less than a month before the November election, time is running out for Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain to win votes. After a recent push on c...

Respect Our Vote: College Democrats Launch Nationwide Campaign to Protect Students' Rights

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

While Senator Obama continues to build a relationship between the youth and the political process, it is up to us to voice our vote in the most important election of our lifetime.

Palin = Cruella Da Ville?

Lucy Bernholz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lucy Bernholz

A friend of mine has a 16 year old daughter, with whom she watched the Vice Presidential debate. About halfway through the teen turned to her mom and ...

Interview With Brook Lundy, Co-Founder Of Someecards.com, Voting Advocate, And Fairly Decent Kisser

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Brook Lundy is the co-founder and president of someecards.com, the wildly successful and acerbically hilarious online greeting card service.

Kakistocracy... A Word You Should Know

Rick Finkelstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Finkelstein

The American poet James Russell Lowell wrote in a letter in 1876: "Is ours a government of the people, by the people, for the people, or a kakistocracy rather, for the benefit of knaves at the cost of fools?"

Pimp My Vote: Will THIS Be the Year Young People Tilt the Election?

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joel B. Schwartzberg

NOW on PBS talked this week with Ian Rowe, senior vice-president of strategic partnerships and public affairs for MTV, about young peoples' enthusiasm...

Voter Registration In Michigan College Towns Extremely Active

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

As I wrote in a previous article, one of the big advantages that Senator Barack Obama has going into this year's election is the tremendous amount of ...

Do It For Us: A 15 Year Old Speaks Out on the Election

Cassie Goldring | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cassie Goldring

You are my voice; you are deciding the path that our country will head down; creating the consequences that my generation may be faced with if you do not choose the right path.

Apocalyptic Get Out The Vote Video

HoomanTV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The number of young people who don't vote is always shocking, and it never seems to get much better. There are plenty of youth-targeted get out the vo...

Battle For The West: Cell Phones Missed By Polls

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

If Nevada continues to be one of the handful of pure toss-up states, why the dearth of polls in the state, asks UNLV political science professor Dav...

Jews for Obama?

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

The one issue that surpasses even those that center around civil liberties is the continued existence of the state of Israel.

Battle For The West: Obama Fights For Nevada

Ryan Rivera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ryan Rivera

Barack Obama takes the stage Tuesday at the University of Nevada, Reno (AP) Today's Los Angeles Times looked at the Democratic party's surge in regi...

Obama Has Advantages in Battleground State of Michigan

Chris Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Chris Savage

The youth vote in Michigan may be the deciding factor for Obama in November with increased registration, participation and perception of Obama as "cool" amongst young voters.

Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson star in Obama spot

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christina Bellantoni

Originally published at WashingtonTimes.com Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson are the latest A-list singers/actresses to join up with Team Obama. &nbs...

Ending an Apathetic Era

Maegan Carberry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Maegan Carberry

I had an interesting series of experiences this week which gave me pause regarding the logistics of election day readiness, particularly how this will play out with the first-time voters.

Yes We Can, Yes We Will: College Democrats are Prepared to Mobilize Young People in November

Katie Naranjo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katie Naranjo

Washington pundits have always written young voters off -- assuming that we won't turn out on Election Day. But we've already proven why this year is different.

Columbia Students Watch Presidential Summit With Passion

Allison Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Fine

I have been to a Super Bowl, and even to one or two operas. I was at Invesco Field in Denver when Senator Obama accepted the Democratic nomination. Y...

Young Voters vs. The Democratic Party?

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Melber

Obama is the Democratic nominee largely because of unprecedented turnout by young voters in key primary states. But all is not well with the youth vote.

Young Obama Supporters Make an Old Paradigm New

Kit Gallant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kit Gallant

Invesco Field's young staffers illustrate a new political reality: my generation's form of activism is to work within the political process for a candidate who inspires us.

Vote for Obama Because He's Black

Michelle Haimoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Haimoff

Here's the thing - people are going to vote against Obama because he's black. This is the country we live in. And I know, he's only half black, yadda...

Just One Vote

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

If you decide not to vote because you believe your vote doesn't count, you will be one of tens and hundreds of thousands of people in your state who thought the same thing.

The Bradley Effect v. The Obama Effect

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Will Obama's white voter support in the polls be higher than his actual support on Election Day? Will this be a regional factor, or a nationwide factor? And how big a factor is it?