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Obama Campaign Launches Massive Recruiting Effort

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Volunteers flocked to Barack Obama last time. This time, the president's campaign is in recruiting mode. Without a primary chall...

'Nonpartisan' youth movement has deep GOP roots

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
The Center for Public Integrity

By John Dunbar, iWatch News"Generation Opportunity " bills itself as a fast-growing, nonpartisan organization that uses its website and popular Face...

Generation Y's Wall Street SPO

Amy Goldwasser | Posted 12.27.2011 | College
Amy Goldwasser

My generation needs to admit that we have a problem. Hi, we are Generation Y, and we are overly entitled consumption addicts with expectations that are incongruous with a finite world.

We Are Greater Together

Eric Zoberman | Posted 10.26.2011 | Politics
Eric Zoberman

Young Americans are a history-changing force when we are united regardless of gender, race, community and sexual orientation.

In Ohio, Youth Activists Rally For a Cause, Not a Candidate

Whit Jones | Posted 12.24.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

This weekend, over 400 youth leaders from across the Midwest converged in Cleveland, Ohio to do some political organizing. But these activists weren't coming to knock on doors for Mitt Romney or phone-bank for Barack Obama.

The Importance of Political Beliefs in College

Uloop | Posted 12.16.2011 | College
Uloop

College is the place for you to figure out yourself and your future. Keeping up on the politics of today can help you get a job, as well as make decisions that will impact your lifestyle.

Obama Campaign Makes Moves To Repeat 2008 Phenomenon In 2012

AP | By KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's presidential campaign launched a new voter registration and grassroots organizing program Thursday aimed at boo...

Who's the Boss?

Erica Williams | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Erica Williams

As a Gen Y-er, a product of hip hop culture and a young person in this economy, I've been conditioned to determine my own destiny, and, for all intents and purposes, hustle. So the answer is simple: When your government can't govern, govern yourselves.

Let's Educate Ourselves on the Field of Education

Kate Gibbs | Posted 08.01.2011 | Education
Kate Gibbs

To have the actual knowledge and experience to fully understand what good education entails is an involved process, far more complex than simply watching a documentary like Waiting for Superman.

Vote 2012

Attiyya Anthony | Posted 09.04.2011 | Impact
Attiyya Anthony

We know that young minds are the fires behind revolutions and the catalyst for change, but when given the opportunity to vote -- they do very little with it. I wonder, why is that?

Will Youth Unemployment Demonstrations Come to America?

Don Tapscott | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics
Don Tapscott

Historically youth radicalize when disparities between expectations and reality persist. Young people need jobs in America, as is the case around the world, and we shouldn't wait for mass protests before taking serious action.

The Sexual Health "Generation Gap" and the 2012 Elections

James Wagoner | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics
James Wagoner

The attitudes of Millenials represent more than a mere generation gap between younger and older voters in the population -- they constitute a political chasm when it comes to the policies of the two major parties.

Any Given Election Day

Shawne Merriman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Impact
Shawne Merriman

I can't emphasize enough the importance of teaching young people about their right to vote, and Rock the Vote is a great campaign to be a part of to get this message across.

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Change They Believed In: Can Obama Recapture The Millennial Magic?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- At 17, Rachel Marshall spent most of the 2004 presidential election sulking because she wasn't yet old enough to vote. Four years late...

5,000 Young Voters Rally for a Power Shift, Demand President Obama Stand Up to Big Polluters

Whit Jones | Posted 06.18.2011 | Green
Whit Jones

For too long Big Oil and Coal have placed the cost of their pollution on the backs of the American people, dodged taxes and received billions in handouts.

MTV Cribs-Inspired Video Reveals Homes of Denver Mayoral Candidates

Merete Mueller | Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver
Merete Mueller

Most young people in Denver can probably think of a few phrases more exciting than "mayoral election." Unless you frame the race to replace now-Gov. Hickenlooper in terms we can relate to.

Democracy Day: A Call to Action From Two High Schoolers

Ashley Garcia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Ashley Garcia

Two high school seniors from opposite ends of the country have one very important interest in common: They are counting down the days to cast their first ballots.

Democracy Day: A Call For Civics In Our Classrooms

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Heather Smith

Rock the Vote and the National Education Association are celebrating the first annual Democracy Day, and hundreds of teachers around the country will teach Democracy Class to their students.

How the War on Young Voters Is Deteriorating Our Democracy

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

Young voter participation has been on the rise. But at the same time we are now seeing a concerted state-by-state effort to construct new barriers and even reverse existing laws that created greater access.

Chicago Mayor's Race: Young People Turn Out

Eric Zoberman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Eric Zoberman

Although exact turnout by age group will take a few more days to process, Chicago's five most youth-dense precincts experienced a significant 14% increase in turnout.

New Progressive PAC: If You Want Something Done Right...

Maceo Brown | Posted 04.10.2012 | Chicago
Maceo Brown

Moving beyond the limitations of the traditional but arbitrary political divisions such as age, race, and socio-economic class has allowed our membership to define itself based on shared beliefs.

Wanted: A Nuanced View of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood

Nancy Graham Holm | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Graham Holm

Islamists are not ordinary Muslims. Yet ordinary Muslims have had to endure decades of injustice because of them.

Pass the 28th Amendment -- Lower the Voting Age!

Fred Karger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Karger

I feel that we should immediately begin discussion and planning to lower the legal voting age in the United States to either 16- or 17-years-old.

Vote for Me?

Cody Brotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Cody Brotter

No seriously, like, as a favor. As if I had asked you to get a "sandwich for me." I'm just always super tired on Tuesdays. In the November 2010 elect...

Youth Comprised 9 Percent Of Voters In Midterm Elections

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Nine percent of voting age youth headed to the polls yesterday, down from 18 percent in 2008, CBS reports. 58 percent of voters age 18 to 29 went f...