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2012 Election: A Failure to Mobilize the Youth Vote

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Among the most dramatic findings reported in the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey is a large decline in turnout rates among young people. Obama's smaller margin of victory in 2012 was thus partially a turnout story.

The Youth Climate Vote: A New Force in Electoral Politics

Adam Greenberg | Posted 07.08.2013 | Green
Adam Greenberg

It has become clear that Keystone pipeline is a threat to jobs, health and safety, energy security, food and water security, smart growth, and the climate -- but that's not all it threatens: Now, Keystone XL is becoming toxic for politicians who support it.

Block the Vote

Alex Palombo | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

The same people trying to stop college students from voting are the ones who pretend to be concerned with our rights and freedoms. If we teach our children that voting is your right and your duty as an American, why are we expending so much energy to prevent them from exercising their rights?

GOP Proposal Finds New Way To Discourage Student Voters

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

A new effort from Republican lawmakers in the Ohio House of Representatives would financially punish state universities for helping out-of-state stude...

A Pessimistic Generation

Alex Wirth | Posted 07.01.2013 | Politics
Alex Wirth

It begs the question: What is causing young people to be more pessimistic about the power of their vote? And not only that, but why are the politically engaged even more pessimistic?

Young Coloradans Remember the Victims of VA Tech

Steve Fenberg | Posted 06.16.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

Today, we remember the young victims of the Virginia Tech shooting by committing ourselves to reduce gun violence. Too many mass shootings and daily acts of gun violence have ended young lives for us not to speak out.

Young People Are Voting. Why Do Politicians Want to Stop Them?

Joy Lawson | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Joy Lawson

Rising civic participation among young voters should be greeted with the same bipartisan joy with which the 26th Amendment passed. But instead, it's been met with the opposite: a barrage of state-level laws meant to make it harder for young people to vote.

16-Year-Olds Might Vote In This MD City

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 04.03.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- One Maryland city is considering an amendment to lower its voting age to 16, which would make it home to America's youngest voters. T...

The Meme-ification of Civic Engagement

Rachel Tardiff | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics
Rachel Tardiff

I'm convinced that the outpouring of political activity on social networks -- especially around hot-button social issues like marriage equality -- is a frustrated attempt to engage by a generation of people unsure of how else to make change.

Rep. Clyburn on Empowering Voter Rights

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices
Debbie Hines

As the Supreme Court prepares to decide the fate of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it is important now more than ever to pass new federal laws to protect the right to vote.

Why Young Voters Stay Home

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

States should implement online voter registration and Congress should force states with voter ID laws to accept college identification cards at the po...

Magic Juice: How Millennials Are Rebooting Democracy

Matthew Segal | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

As the first generation to come of age with new technologies at our fingertips, we express ourselves differently. Now is the time for us to reestablish new tenets of political expression and think outside the proverbial box.

Strengthening the State of Our Union

Tori Taylor | Posted 04.17.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

We already know young Americans were a decisive voting bloc in the 2012 election cycle; it wasn't a fluke. But showing up at the voting booth isn't enough. It's time to get involved and serve our country and the next generation by helping the president move this country forward.

Will 17-Year-Olds Soon Be Able To Vote?

Patch | Joan S. Dentler | Posted 02.14.2013 | San Francisco

In a continuation of his father's efforts to expand voting access, California State Assemblymember Kevin Mullin has introduced ACA 7, a California Con...

Fight for Your Right to Part... icipate

The Brown Daily Herald | Posted 04.08.2013 | College
The Brown Daily Herald

It's time we had a national debate about this issue. More enlightened countries have discarded the baseless stereotypes about young people and have embraced a more inclusive and diverse model for political participation. We should do the same.

Teen 'Rights' of Passage

Erica DeMichiel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Erica DeMichiel

I never want to get lost on the road, and I never want to vote for the politician just because she has the coolest name on the ballot. I want to be a better driver, and I want to be a more informed American.

New Study Finds That School and Family Increase Young Voter Turnout

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Sayre Quevedo There are a lot of misc...

How Youth Can Change Washington: Getting Young People Excited and Active

92nd Street Y | Posted 03.26.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

A talk on How Youth Can Change Washington took place at 92YTribeca on January 22, 2013. In this clip, The Nation's Ari Melber asks the panel--HuffPost...

Training and Employing Youth, Looking to the Future

Sebastien Marot | Posted 03.23.2013 | Impact
Sebastien Marot

I'm heading off to the World Economic Forum in Davos to talk about training of young people, to me a major challenge that will have profound impacts upon the world we live in if we do not address it properly. This places it at the heart of our work at Friends-International.

The Social Generation: The Youth Vote and the Future of Progressivism

Rob Shepardson | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Rob Shepardson

As the inauguration approaches and Washington gears up for battle, Americans tired of seeing our government held hostage by rigid ideologues, take heart. Help could be on the way in the form of young voters who flexed their political muscle in November.

A New Year's Millennial Must

Abby Huntsman | Posted 02.20.2013 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

As a member of the millennial generation, I recognize the implications of today's policies on not only myself, but my kids and their kids' future. Isn't this all the more reason we should let our voices be heard once elections come to and end?

Florida Republican: We Needed To 'Keep College Students From Voting'

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.20.2012 | College

A Florida state representative said this week that he had to change local voting laws in order to prevent college students from voting, the Miami Hera...

Six U.S. Senators Call for Creation of a Presidential Youth Council

Alex Wirth | Posted 02.05.2013 | College
Alex Wirth

We are on the doorstep of a new era in politics -- one where young people matter. This week six U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle introduced Senate Resolution 608 supporting the establishment of a Presidential Youth Council.

Tyler Kingkade

The Youth Vote Mattered More Than You Think

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

President Barack Obama can attribute his reelection to capturing the youth vote in four crucial swing states, and to millennials' staunchly progressiv...

The Education Gap In Youth Civic Engagement

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.28.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee In the 2012 presidential election, young people with college experience were much more likely to vote, than young people without colleg...