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Larry David Urges Young People To Vote

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

"Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Larry David is among the celebrties lending their star power to a new effort urging young people to vote in this year's el...

New Study: College Students Show Little Interest in Politics This Election Year

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.15.2012 | College
Susan Moeller

Results from the Political Engagement study highlighted how little time college students -- even those at school inside the Washington, DC Beltway -- spend following political news.

Millennials Will Stay Home and It's Our Fault

John W. McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
John W. McCarthy

There has been an awful lot of conversation this election cycle about "the youth vote." All of these questions miss the real problem at hand: what if young people just don't show up? Even worse -- what if it's our fault?

Young Republicans Erase Lines On Social Issues

www.nytimes.com | Posted 08.09.2012 | College

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Matt Hoagland, the county leader of a group of young North Carolina Republicans, is busy trying to ramp up enthusiasm for Mitt Rom...

Rebecca Ballhaus

#WINNING? MTV Launches 2012 Election Game

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 08.09.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When MTV executives began conducting research about 18 months ago for their 2012 youth vote campaign, the results were uninspiring. J...

Controversial Laws Could Impact Youth Vote

AP | MARTHA IRVINE | Posted 10.04.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO — Gone are the days when young voters weren't taken seriously. In 2008, they helped propel Barack Obama into the Oval Office, supporting...

What About the College Voter?

Daniel Little | Posted 09.28.2012 | College
Daniel Little

This cohort is more comfortable with racial diversity, it is more supportive of gay rights, and it is supportive of women's reproductive rights. Why are young voters proving to be so different from other generations of Americans?

Thwart the Vote

Arlene Holt Baker | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Arlene Holt Baker

What we're facing is not just one legislator's so-called concern about voter fraud, but a very coordinated effort to turn our democracy from one that belongs to the people into one that is controlled by corporate interests.

Will Young Voters Stay Home in November?

Kristen Soltis Anderson | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Kristen Soltis Anderson

The bigger question for the campaigns is not whether or not young voters will turn out but for whom they will turn out. And while young voters may be frustrated and disappointed, neither side should expect young people to stay home this November.

Why the November Elections Matter to American Youth

Shahab Moghadam | Posted 09.10.2012 | Teen
Shahab Moghadam

We as a generation will face many of the greatest challenges this nation and the world have ever faced, and if we do not step up sooner rather than later, the consequences will be extremely dire.

Are Young Americans Turning Against Obama, Part II

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Post-millennials were significantly more supportive of President Obama than millennials. This is not surprising.

Are Young Americans Turning Against Obama?

Alan Abramowitz | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz

Stories of dramatic shifts in voter behavior from one election to the next make for exciting news copy. But claims about large swings in voter attitudes should generally be treated skeptically, especially when they are based on very limited evidence.

Peter S. Goodman

End of the Affair: How Flagging Youth Voter Enthusiasm Could Cost Obama the Presidency

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

At the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in the fall of 2008, the spectacle of Barack Obama's presidential campaign dominated Meghan Gilliland...

A Student Perspective: Political Engagement... with Competitive Online Games?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

MTV is taking it upon themselves to "get the vote out" with an online game. A play off of fantasy sports, the game will be a "Fantasy Election," where players will draft a team of candidates either running for the presidency or for Congress.

President Obama and the Youth Vote

David Boaz | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
David Boaz

President Obama won 66 percent of the 18-29 vote in 2008. But young voters may not embrace the reality of Obama in 2012 as they did the promise in 2008.

WATCH: Conservative Editor: Young People Are 'Frickin Stupid'

The Huffington Post | Anna Mazarakis | Posted 05.31.2012 | College

Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of National Review Online, thinks youth culture today is more powerful than it's ever been. He also thinks that this y...

What Fires Young Progressives' Activism? A New Study Asks Them

Rinku Sen | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Rinku Sen

Today, Colorlines.com's publisher, the Applied Research Center, released "Millennials, Activism and Race," a report on the motivations of young people...

Vote, A**hole

Katie Goodman | Posted 07.21.2012 | Politics
Katie Goodman

If I hear one more arrogant liberal on Twitter say they are not going to vote, as an act of protest, I am going to smear blue stamp pad ink on their nose. Really, I mean it. I will fwap them with my registered voter card and hang them by their chads.

WATCH: Daily Show Talks To Virginia's Enthusiastic Young Voters

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 07.08.2012 | Comedy

As of February 2012, Obama's popularity poll ratings with America's youth were 28% lower than they were heading into the 2008 election. Since he's ...

Note to 2012 Candidates: Have a Plan for Your Young Constituents

Rory O'Sullivan | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Rory O'Sullivan

Any serious candidate running for political office should have a real youth agenda. Our generation deserves no less, and the future of our country depends upon it.

It's Time for a Presidential Youth Council

Alex Wirth | Posted 06.19.2012 | Impact
Alex Wirth

The federal government must open opportunities for young people to be decision makers nationally, just as communities across the country are already doing.

Voting Changes Everything

Malik Yusef | Posted 06.04.2012 | Entertainment
Malik Yusef

There was a time when just being able to vote was the main issue for this country. Now, the trouble is getting people to the booth.

Think You Have the Right to Vote? Not So Much!

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.02.2012 | Politics
Craig Newmark

2012-04-02-Capture.JPG Voter Suppression is happening across the U.S. as restrictive voting laws are being both introduced and passed.

10 Candidates All Students Should Support

Nick Mitch | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen
Nick Mitch

There are many excellent candidates running in this election, but the above eight will be fierce advocates for youth. Please consider supporting them in any way you can.

The Millennials' Key to the Presidential Election

Caroline Gransee | Posted 05.26.2012 | College
Caroline Gransee

Vote? Stay at home? Re-elect Obama? Stand with Ron Paul? Write in Lady Gaga? All of the above options -- except one -- should be on the table. We cannot sit at home on Election Day, because this could be the year of the youth vote as both sides need our support.