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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...

McCain To GOP: Leave Abortion Issue Alone

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday urged members of his party to leave abortion discussions "alone," warning that focusing on the issue puts the Rep...

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...