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Youth Vote

Hey Gov: You're Right on Zero Tolerance

Steve Fenberg | Posted 10.07.2013 | Denver
Steve Fenberg

As an organization of young people, we're pretty protective of the state of Colorado. Obsessive, even -- just like most Coloradans. And we'd like to live here for, well, ever. So we're willing to work to make sure that stays true.

Climate Change Becoming a Defining Issue for Young Voters Nationwide

Gene Karpinski | Posted 08.02.2013 | Green
Gene Karpinski

As we continue to make climate change an issue in races up and down the ballot, it's becoming politically toxic to turn your back on basic science and dispute the findings of 97 percent of scientists on climate change.

Why the Democrats' Optimism Attracts Young Voters

Jordan Cozby | Posted 09.25.2013 | Teen
Jordan Cozby

While the Republicans ran on the idea that we needed to "Restore America" in 2012, it's clear the American people disagreed. Call me naïve, but I believe our better days are ahead of us.

We the Young People of Zimbabwe

Clarah Rudo Manuhwa | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Clarah Rudo Manuhwa

We the people of Zimbabwe, "United in our diversity by our common desire for freedom, justice and equality... Determined to overcome all challenges an...

Major Voting Rights Organization: 'We Will Fight' VRA Ruling

HuffPost Live | Posted 06.27.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

HuffPost Live's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin joins Rock The Vote president Heather Smith live from Apsen to talk about the Supreme Court decision on the Voting ...

Lucia Graves

Workers Who Helped Obama Win Urge Him To Reject Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Almost 150 former staffers from President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection campaign on Thursday called on the president to reject a constr...

Unbridled Voting

Adam Bailey | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics
Adam Bailey

Tuesday, May 13, 2008, felt like the biggest date in my life. I had my outfit perfectly planned and my schedule cleared. The activities started before seven that morning and lasted into the night.

Celebrating the NVRA: 20 Years of Increasing Access to the Vote

Elisabeth MacNamara | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics
Elisabeth MacNamara

Monday, May 20, marks the 20th anniversary of the National Voter Registration Act, the monumental legislation that protects and enhances the ability of Americans to register to vote.

City Lowers Voting Age To 16!

AP | Posted 06.07.2013 | DC

TAKOMA PARK, Md. -- A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. ...

Did The Youth Vote Actually Increase in 2012?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

I'd argue it's also not nearly as important as what Republicans plan to do to win over more of those young people who do show up.

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.