young voters

  1. "Beyond political parties, the two have different views on many of the biggest questions before the country. The young not only favor gay marriage and school funding more strongly; they are also notably less religious, more positive toward immigrants, less hostile to Social Security cuts and military cuts and more optimistic about the country’s future. They are both more open to change and more confident that life in the United States will remain good."

  2. A mountain of upcoming outreach goals at the Organizing for America office in Boulder, Colo., a candidate-affiliated office that aims to get young people to vote.

    It’s not just reporters and analysts who are predicting a decrease in voter turnout among under-30-year-olds this presidential year; 2008 and 2004 were outliers in what has been a historically declining turnout rate since the 1960s, according to the Census Bureau.

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  3. Millions of people heard President Barack Obama and comedian Jimmy Fallon slow jam the news about how student loan rates were set to double July 1. But as June meets its halfway mark, the decision regarding interest rates has not yet been made. The Kansas City Star explains how politicians are hesitant to reach a conclusion due to the volatility of the 18- to 29-year-old vote.

    Millions of people heard President Barack Obama and comedian Jimmy Fallon slow jam the news about how student loan rates were set to double July 1. But as June meets its halfway mark, the decision regarding interest rates has not yet been made. The Kansas City Star explains how politicians are hesitant to reach a conclusion due to the volatility of the 18- to 29-year-old vote.

    (via theatlantic)

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The 12 is a group Tumblr of The Washington Post and student journalists in 12 battleground states documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.

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