Reaching Out to Rural Youth

Too often when we think about youth organizing we focus on the internet and college campuses. Young people in rural areas often have less access to high-speed internet and are not attending large universities. Rural youth are important for us to organize, yet many organizations feel like they don’t know where to find them. After […]

Last Saturday a couple of us Arizona Young Democrats went up to Payson to meet with someone interested in forming a Young Democrats chapter in rural Mogollon Rim country. During our conversations she told us something about the communication habits of young people in rural areas: text messaging is king. While most young people in […]

This last Saturday in Nashville I held trainings on how to use the internet to collect vote pledges. As I promised, I will put some additional resources on here to supplement the training. Remember that the peer-to-peer model involves contacting young voters where they live and where they hangout, and that the popularity of online […]

So after making the mistake of getting the slowest shipping possible, my copy of Michael Connery’s (of Future Majority) Youth to Power: How Today’s Young Voters Are Building Tomorrow’s Progressive Majority finally came yesterday. I read it cover-to-cover as soon as it hit my hands. I just want to say that every person that is […]

In 2006 Paul Graham published an e-book entitled The Power of the Marginal. While originally intended for the tech community and entrepreneurs, the general point is applicable to almost every field, including politics. Graham suggests that his message in one sentence is “just try hacking something together.” In other words, be innovative and try new […]

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