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Why No Focus on Young People This Election Season?

Trei Dudley | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Trei Dudley

I am looking forward to engaging in this election season as a voter, not as a Republican or a Democrat, but as a young American who wants both parties to keep young people -- America's future -- a top priority.

VOTE: What's The Most Important Issue In The Election?

Posted 11.02.2012 | College

Enough with political pundits deciding what's the most important issue in the election. We want to hear what you think! Below is a bracket, a death...

The Day After the Election: Why It Matters More

Scott Warren | Posted 01.02.2013 | College
Scott Warren

I, like many Americans, will probably not be incredibly motivated or hopeful on November 7, the day after the election. But it's more important than ever that we all re-engage in the political process, as disgusted as we are with the current election.

The Time Is Now to Change Election Day

Jacob Soboroff | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jacob Soboroff

The United States is the world's most famous democracy, yet we rank near the bottom of all nations in voter turnout. So why, when U.S. Census data says most Americans don't vote because it's inconvenient, do we vote on Tuesday smack in the middle of the week?

'Not Voting Doesn't Make Any Sense'

Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Filmmaker Errol Morris has teamed up with OurTime.org to release a new video series aimed at encouraging young voters to get to the polls on Tuesday. ...

Why I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Jessica Lander

I am a 24-year-old teacher -- smack in the middle of America's "young generation" of 18-30-year-olds -- and I am troubled that half of my cohort -- my peers, my co-workers, my friends -- choose not to exercise their right to vote.

Nonpartisan Presidential and Senate Candidate Guides

Campus Election Engagement Project | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Campus Election Engagement Project

The Campus Election Engagement Project, a nonpartisan effort to get students involved in the election, has produced guides for the presidential race, the key Senate races, and selected House races.

For Millennial Voters, What Really Matters Is the Morning After

Kierra Johnson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Kierra Johnson

We have a choice. We can repeat history and see this generation as a list of names to solicit for donations and pad listervs or we can choose to seize this new base of people of invest in -- and engage with -- in building a proactive movement and progressive legislative agenda.

Wondering Why Young People Don't Vote? Better to Ask Why Any Do

Errol Morris | Posted 12.31.2012 | Entertainment
Errol Morris

2012-10-31-MorrisErrol.jpg In the 2008 presidential election, roughly half of eligible voters from age 18 to 24 voted. An even smaller share of young voters is expected in 2012. I wanted to find out why. So I called more than 50 people under the age of 40 into a studio, and asked them.

Why Vote?

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.30.2012 | College
Alex Wirth

Last week a friend asked me at lunch, "Do you believe in voting?" I responded, "Well, of course" and then paused to think. Why vote? Would my one vote really make a difference?

Obama Is Winning Support From Undecided Youth Voters

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee The number of young people who say they are extremely likely to vote has risen by almost 10 percentage points, according to a new poll ...

Fiscal Conservative?

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

CHICAGO (AP) — This generation of young Americans has been called many things, from civic-minded to "entitled." But fiscally conservative? ...

Students Call for Politicians to Stop Ignoring Them Like a Text From a One-Night Stand

Posted 10.26.2012 | College

College: sure, it’s parodied as four years of avoiding real work while your parents support you to improve beer pong skills. But the truth is, the c...

The Youth Vote: Déjà Vu All Over Again

Samuel Best | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics
Samuel Best

These headlines fit well with the conventional storyline that young adults participated in large numbers in the "wave election" of 2008, but may not duplicate that effort in 2012. However, should we deduce from the Harvard poll that the youth vote will desert President Obama in 2012?

Young People Are Working to Make Their Voices Heard This Election Season -- Are We Listening?

Joy Lawson | Posted 12.24.2012 | College
Joy Lawson

In the laundry list of popular stereotypes of young people, political apathy features prominently. It's the Me Generation. Generation Entitlement. Young people, we are told, care more about Lady Gaga's latest outfit than about the upcoming election.

How Young Voters REALLY Feel About The Election

Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen

The 2008 presidential election saw a dramatic increase in voter turnout among young people, who came out in droves, the majority of whom supported the...

WATCH: How Did Young Voters Respond To The Last Debate?

Posted 10.23.2012 | College

That's it. The final presidential debate aired Monday night. Although it was supposed to be focused on foreign policy, some domestic policy -- inc...

Millennials Think Apple Is Second To President In Creating Change: Study

Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact

Ian Wong is not a slacker. While balancing the rigor of med school, he started a nonprofit in Cleveland, Ohio, dedicated to bringing fresh foods to ur...

Mitt Romney - Endangered Species?

Allison Singh | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
Allison Singh

Mitt Romney may be the last of his kind. No, I don't mean President Obama is turning America into a socialist state and rounding up the Romneys to strip them of their riches. What I do mean is that my generation is simply incapable producing another Romney.

Public Colleges Play Vital Role in Fostering Active Participation in Democracy

Kathleen Waldron | Posted 12.19.2012 | College
Kathleen Waldron

College life exposes students to democracy in action. They are challenged by new thoughts and ideas and must learn to consider and respect multiple opinions and perspectives, both in the classroom and in other campus interactions with their peers.

Five Ways Young People Were Featured In The Presidential Debate

Pushback | Posted 10.19.2012 | College

The real winner of Tuesday’s presidential debate? Young voters. Unlike the first presidential debate and the vice-presidential face-off, issues t...

A Democracy at Risk

Alex Wirth | Posted 12.17.2012 | Education
Alex Wirth

The results of the Harvard Public Opinion Project's new poll reveal a democracy at risk. The 2012 election might bring the lowest youth voter turnout since 18-year-olds were allowed to vote in 1972. Our democracy is at risk and we must do something about it.

Can Online Games Improve Young People's Civic Participation?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Image: Jenny Bolario / Youth Radio By Malachi Segers Young voters make up to close to 20 percent of the electorate in the United States -- a big v...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Young Voters Could Have A Huge Impact

Posted 10.16.2012 | College

College students are not expected to make a huge splash in this election. Part of this belief stems from anecdotal articles, but it's also based on po...

College Students Need Information to Vote This November

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Robert M. Brandon

We need to get young people the information they need to register and then to vote. For many in this age group, they have moved from home to go to school in a new community where the rules may be unclear to them.