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Youth Voters

Philadelphia's Silent Majority

Kellan White | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Kellan White

It is our needs and our voice, more so than any generation, that represents the change needed to move the City of Philadelphia forward. If we remain silent at the polls our pleas and needs, and therefore the change our city desperately needs, will never be heard.

Think Globally, Vote Locally

Kellan White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kellan White

We turned out for the president and will most likely be "Ready for Hilary" but the president of the United States can't save your local public schools, vote on legislation to legalize gay marriage, or vote against voter ID laws.

North Carolina's Student Voting Battle Is Not Over

Penda D. Hair | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Penda D. Hair

Previous changes make it harder to vote for people of color, students, seniors, people with disabilities and low-income North Carolinians. Yet the state did not stop there. Now two county election boards have employed a top-down approach to take over the voting process at the local level.

Information Critical to Turning Out the Student Vote

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 01.14.2013 | College
Robert M. Brandon

Despite the punditry claiming there was less enthusiasm this year among young people, they ended up making the difference in the election this year. Now that millenials are the largest voting bloc in the country, their influence will continue to grow.

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 I Vote

Jessica Lander | Posted 01.01.2013 | 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.

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?

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.

The Voting Power of Young Adults

Jessica Mardo | Posted 11.13.2012 | College
Jessica Mardo

The voting power of young adults certainly exists; the issue has now just become a question of action. As a person who is both a youth voter and a college student, the non-empirically based answer seems quite easy: convenience.

Voting 101: Becoming 'Greater Fools' on College Campuses

Krystie Yandoli | Posted 11.11.2012 | College
Krystie Yandoli

In the past four years we've seen what happens when America's youth comes out to vote and what happens when they don't.

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?

On The Hunt For Super Tuesday College Voters (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

In honor of Super Tuesday (the most super day of the year?), MTV News sent Andrew Jenks to Ohio State University to see if students were planning to v...

How Much Do College Voters Know? (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Do you know Mitt Romney's real name? How many terms did he serve as a governor? What is Rick Santorum's favorite piece of clothing? MTV News's Jaco...

SUPER TUESDAY: Rick Santorum Is The Craziest, 'Kind Of Scares Me,' Ohio Students Say (VIDEO)

Posted 03.06.2012 | College

In honor of Super Tuesday, The Huffington Post teamed up with mtvU in an effort to take the political pulse of college campuses. We asked reporter ...

Tennessee Students Explain What Century Ron Paul, Rick Santorum Belong In

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Joy Jernigan | Posted 03.06.2012 | College

Which GOP candidate do University of Tennessee students consider the craziest? Or has the best chance to beat Obama? Reactions are all over the map. ...

Rise of Online Organizing Makes Internet Crowd a Must-Win Constituency

Kat Kane | Posted 04.08.2012 | New York
Kat Kane

The Internet not only narrows the participation gap between young and old, it lends a powerful platform to a typically quiet constituency -- we've grabbed the bullhorn and, all of a sudden, our agenda is beginning to resonate.

New Report Could Prove Troubling For Obama

Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Voter turnout will likely drop substantially in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, due in part to decreased interest among young pe...

Midterm Election Postmortem: Mike Bloomberg, Sarah Palin and Alvin Greene

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Bloomberg is a lot more viable than people in the Northeast would like to think. If he is running because he thinks he can pull the Republicans back or make a viable third party movement, he poses a major threat to the Democrats.

Taking Back Labor Day: The 'Lost Decade' Of Young Workers

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Labor Day has lost its luster as a holiday. First celebrated on September 5, 1882 in New York City, the day consisted of a parade and celebrations to ...

Talkin' 'Bout Our Generation: Obama Losing His Touch With the Youth

Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ted Johnson, Maegan Carberry, Teresa Valdez Klein

Is health care a generational issue? We see a lot of older people in power and at these town halls, pushing the debate, but why aren't the young people showing up? Is this Obama's fault?

A Fly in the Anointment: Bobby Jindal as the Republican Obama

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

It's true! Jindal is young, brown, and the child of immigrants. Since we, too, are young, brown, and the children of immigrants, I guess that means we're voting for Jindal in 2012!

Obama Generation

Nicolaus Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nicolaus Mills

My students may not think of themselves as "Generation O," but what they see in Obama is someone whose informality, belief in personal disclosure, and fondness for teamwork parallels theirs.

Penn State: 1000 Youth in Line to Vote at 7am

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jake Brewer

The youth vote is likely to make up 25% of the electorate today and is a powerful national voice that is demanding green jobs and clean energy to reinvigorate and re-power our economy.

For Today's Youth, Race is Not an Issue

Tina Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Wells

Interestingly, while most youth voters seemed to have confidence in their own decision to remain unaffected by the allegations of racial undertones cast out by the media, this confidence was not shared in others.