The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama’s Historic Victory Those of us in the progressive youth movement have been talking about the importance of young voter outreach for a long time now. We tried to drive home the point that young voters are not apathetic, but disengaged due to that […]

Prior to Tuesday’s election Craig Berger and I each wrote harbinger posts. Craig’s piece, Prepping for the ‘Youth Disengagement’ Meme, highlighted the need for candidates to respect young voters as any other voting demographic, and that they need to be asked for the votes and support. My article, What Happened to Investing in Young Progressive […]

Despite the chatter from the punditry, yesterday was a big day for Millennials. While they focus on two races with candidates that ignored the youth vote and wonder why turnout did not match 2008’s all time high, a number of young people won local elections throughout the country. In New York, Young Democrats of America […]

Election Laws and Young Voter Turnout

This month CIRCLE released a report on the effects of state voter registration laws on young voter turnout. The report shows that Election Day Registration (EDR) had the greatest effect in the November 2008 election in increasing youth turnout. Election Day registration laws (EDR) allow voters to avoid the inconvenience and pressure of registration deadlines. […]

The Western North Carolina Republican Party sent out a tweet this morning sharing an article about how students are indoctrinated by America-hating terrorist-loving radical left teachers and professors. If this is how the Republican Party is planning on winning the youth vote, they are as dumb as I thought: So, this is why the youth […]

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