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10 Things We're Thankful For This Year

Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

Between the Olympics, the presidential election, "Hunger Games" and One Direction's new album, it's been a pretty good year to be a teen. But more tha...

Voice Your Vote

Grant Hansell | Posted 01.20.2013 | Teen
Grant Hansell

My opinion is important and it deserves to be shared. We all want to improve our community; we all want to move forward. This is the start.

Don't Underestimate the Power of the Youth Vote

Tori Taylor | Posted 01.15.2013 | College
Tori Taylor

Election Day may be over, but our work is far from finished. Young Americans know that our country's prosperity does not just depend on the outcome of an election, but on the work we put into creating a solid foundation for our future.

Politics Belongs to All of Us

Heather McGhee | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Heather McGhee

On issues like students loans, decent entry-level jobs, the criminalization of poverty and the failed war on drugs, racial segregation and the future of our climate, we now have an opportunity to turn the campaigns that ignited a generation into an enduring force for change.

Tyler Kingkade

GRAND OLD PROBLEM: Republicans Risk Losing 'Entire Generation' To Dems

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.14.2012 | College

Heading into the 2012 election, Republicans were convinced young voters under the age of 30 were no longer in President Barack Obama's corner, and the...

Shaping the Election: Youth Vote 2012

Matthew Segal | Posted 01.10.2013 | Politics
Matthew Segal

Without a doubt, President Obama once again owes his successful election to a generation who supported him by a margin of 23 percent.

Why Everyone Got The Youth Vote Wrong

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.09.2013 | San Francisco
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Sayre Quevedo The ‘enthusiasm gap’ was all you really heard about when it came to young voters this election. So most people, ...

One in Five: A Math Lesson on the Power of the Youth Vote

Joy Lawson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Joy Lawson

Research has demonstrated that when young people are asked to get involved, they do. It has shown that when young people start voting, they keep voting. It's a chain reaction that begins with the simple act of one person reaching out to another.

Enthusiasm Doesn't Always Equal Votes

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CIRCLE The graph above tracks two measures of youth enthusiasm compared with youth voter turnout over five presidential elections. By:...

Massive Age Gaps in Voting for 2012 Elections

Eleanor Smeal | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Eleanor Smeal

For years, young voters have been discounted and labeled as apathetic no shows when it comes to voting. After 2012, the age gap will be ignored at a politician's peril.

Ignore Young Voters At Your Own Peril, Says CIRCLE Analyst

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) at Tufts University, is the only institution to estim...

Another Millennial Triumph

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 01.08.2013 | College
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

In an election as close as this year's presidential contest, any group can make a credible claim for having made the critical difference in the outcome. But there is certainly no denying the impact the Millennial Generation had on the outcome of the 2012 election.

Tyler Kingkade

How Young Voters Became The Deciding Factor In The 2012 Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots c...

Prop 30 Scores A Major Win For Education Funding

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

Proposition 30 picked up a major win Tuesday for education funding in the state of California, and the victory could be due to significant turnout amo...

Tyler Kingkade

More Young Voters Cast Ballots Than In 2008

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.07.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- Young voters represented a greater share of the national electorate Tuesday than four years ago, once again voting for President Barack Ob...

Youth Voter Turnout Is HUGE ... On Facebook

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.06.2012 | College

If you logged in to Facebook today, you may have noticed a box at the top of the newsfeed asking whether you plan to vote. Facebook is tracking res...

MinorsVote.com Lets Young People Get Political

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: www.minorsvote.com By: Ashley Williams With election day upon us, some young people aren’t taking advantage of the chance the...

Students Too Young To Vote Carry Out Their Own Elections

Posted 01.06.2013 | Education

As voters head to the polls today, groups of younger, not-quite-18 voters are taking part in democratic elections of their own. At a time when stud...

Passionately Not Showing Up To The Polls

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: CHAZ HUBBARD/Youth Radio Ben Hooper. 26, works as a chef in Florida. He will not be voting in today's election. By Chaz Hubbard Today ...

Postal Disenfranchisement

Jaime Zucker | Posted 01.06.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

I hope we can all be united in common admiration for the right we took advantage of on November 6. Because we tend to have such easy access to the vote in the United States, it can seem like less of a privilege than it does in places where blood is spilled and governments toppled in the fight for it.

3 Ways To Brag Online That You Voted

Daily Dot | Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

There are plenty of reasons to vote: civic duty, desire to better your government, free sticker, get off work for a few hours on a Tuesday....

So, Political Ads Have Gotten Kind Of Extreme

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

It's time for young voters to grab this election by the balls... or something. We're not sure, frankly. But whatever this ad wants the youth to do, ...

What's Happened to Our Elections?

Jess Coleman | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen
Jess Coleman

When the results come in tomorrow, I will not be thinking about Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, but instead the factors that make this election what I like to call the DUMB election. Here's why.

25 Issues That Matter Most To HuffPost Teen Bloggers

Posted 11.06.2012 | Teen

Today, the long Presidential race will finally be over as your friends and families head to the polls. Even though most of you are not yet old enough ...

By The Numbers: How Minority Youth Will Impact The 2012 Election

Posted 11.06.2012 | Black Voices

In a tight race to the finish, President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney won't only be looking to swing states like Ohio and Florida for a win, but ...