November 7, 2012 |
So, did young voters rock the vote? It looks like they did. “Youth turnout was strong. It was right in keeping with turnout in 2008, which of course was the year of the youth vote,” said Peter Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement, which studies youth voting. In a conference call Wednesday, Levine estimated youth voter turnout was at least 49.3 percent--or more than 22 million voters ages 18 to 29. But that number is based on 97 percent of precincts that have fully reported their votes as of Wednesday morning, so turnout may grow to...
October 30, 2012 |
People who live in Pullman, Roseland, Logan Square or Wicker Park may get an unexpected surprise on Halloween. About 120 volunteers affiliated with Chicago Votes , a nonpartisan organization to encourage young adults to vote, will be dressed in costume for its Trick or Vote event. “People are already expecting people to knock on their doors and it's perfect timing because the presidential election is the week after,” said event coordinator Claudia Telles, 24, of Logan Square.
August 22, 2012 |
The economy is forcing more young Americans to put off major life decisions, according to a new survey. But how the young voters react to this year's upcoming presidential election as a result remains to be seen. Results were released Wednesday from a poll of 1,003 Americans ages 18 to 29 conducted between July 27 and July 31 and commissioned by Generation Opportunity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization aimed educating and engaging Millennials on economic challenges. The survey has a 3.1 percent margin...
May 31, 2012 |
If the 2012 election teaches young people anything, it will be that if you're someday hoping to hold elected office, start behaving yourself now. And by “young people”, I mean first graders. For most of us in the Facebook generation, it's already way too late. The general election campaign between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney - still in its hot, sloggy summer days - has increasingly demonstrated that the past is not only fair game but will be vaunted, vilified, deconstructed, and debated with a fury normally reserved for all things...
May 13, 2012 |
A Republican super PAC recently rolled out an ad accusing President Obama of being too "cool," and with that, the GOP completed its total transformation into a crotchety old man who keeps your football when it lands in his yard. I've written about the headwinds facing our generation: We've been loaded with debt, shoved into the worst economy since the Great Depression, and told we're entitled brats even as both political parties make plans for us to pay for their tax cuts, entitlement programs, disastrous wars and environmental crises.
March 14, 2012 |
MTV has another docu-series in the works and is looking for young people who "play the role of parent" for their parents. The show will be titled "My Child Does It All. " For more info, see the release below: MTV is currently seeking people that play the role of the parent while their mother is going through a hard time. If you're the one in the family who takes care of everyone and everything, then this might be the show for you. Do you feel like you are picking up the slack for your parents?