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Youth Voting

Mock the Vote! Getting the Youth to Vote

Craig Agranoff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Craig Agranoff

Whopping 50 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds voted in that 1972 election, according to American Demographics magazine. Voting was as cool as protesting wars in patchouli-scented scarves and drag-racing for pinks. But then something happened.

Driving the Presidential Election: The Youth Vote

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Civics is important. If you don't know civics, then you should re-examine the reasons why you're casting that vote. You should rock the vote, but you should understand the vote as well.

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.

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.

The Age Gap and What It Portends for 2012 and Beyond

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Smart politicians know that the 2010 electorate is unlikely to repeat itself in 2012. Expect them to adjust their policies and rhetoric accordingly if they plan to be reelected to another term in office.

The Youth Vote

Andrew Jenks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Jenks

Raising awareness only during election periods sends a direct message to young America. It's like a fair-weathered friend who only calls when they need something.