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Third Way's Jon Cowan: Once Again, Ginning Up Faux Youth Outrage

Eric Laursen | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Eric Laursen

A new pressure group called "The Can Kicks Back," which aims to turn younger Americans into an anti-deficit avenging army. This offensive bears a slight odor of deja vu, however.

Nate Willis

Obama's Youth Gap -- Can College Dems Reignite Young Voters?

HuffingtonPost.com | Nate Willis | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

In 2008, Barack Obama captured the White House thanks in large part to the support of young voters. College Democrats -- an official arm of the Democr...

Paul Ryan Amps Up--The Youth Vote?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee This story aired on NPR's All Things Considered 8/29/12 Paul Ryan was officially nominated yesterday as Mitt Romney’s vice presi...

Got First-Time Voters Figured Out? Think again.

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Teresa Chin In 2008, an estimated two-thirds of first-time voters supported Barack Obama, causing some analysts to peg 18 to 21-year-olds as a po...

President Obama and Governor Romney: It's Time to Speak With Our Generation

NextGen Journal | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
NextGen Journal

In any report about young voters and the 2012 election, you may have stumbled upon a few of these descriptions: "disengaged," "unenthusiastic," "disillusioned." Speaking on behalf of students across the country: it's a fair critique.

Ron Paul Supports President Obama?

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Chaz Hubbard Ron Paul supporter Brad Nixon attended today’s rally for the candidate in Tampa Bay, Florida. Nixon feels that voting for Presi...

Social Media's Effect On Young Voters May Be Overblown, Says Professor

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Nishat Kurwa and Robyn Gee As the convention center opened despite the delay of the official start of the RNC, we sought out youth vote expert Dr....

Dear President Obama

Aleida Fernandez | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Aleida Fernandez

Mr. President, you are my Kennedy, my Reagan. It was you who made me interested in the political discourse, and what our government is doing. It was you who made me register to vote the first chance I could, even though it was not an election year.

5 Issues Being Debated This Election That Affect Teens

Sam Koppelman | Posted 10.23.2012 | Teen
Sam Koppelman

Here are five issues being debated this election that, depending on who wins, could drastically alter the lives of teens around the country.

The One BIG Thing Schools Need to Change

Catherine Cole | Posted 10.22.2012 | Teen
Catherine Cole

Ignorance of the world around us is a real problem, and unless we as a society and we as a generation begin to place an emphasis on current events education, it will only worsen.

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.