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why don’t young Californians vote?

According to our colleagues at UC Davis, youth voter turnout in California in 2014 was just 8.2%. That meant that just 3.9% of the people who voted were under age 25, a proportion that is projected to decline as the … Continue reading

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on the radio, talking about civic education

On January 6, I joined the inimitable Arnie Arnesen on her New Hampshire-based Pacifica Radio show to discuss civic education. She thinks efforts to repress political participation are responsible for the marginal place of civics in our schools. The audio is … Continue reading

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author’s colloquium on We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For

As I prepare to take a 2-week winter break from blogging, I’ll post the video of me, Jane Mansbridge and Marshall Ganz of the Harvard Kennedy School, and Jenny Sazama, Director & Co-Founder of Youth on Board, talking about my … Continue reading

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talking about young voters of color

Here is the footage of WCVB-TV’s Karen Holmes Ward, UMass-Boston’s Erin O’Brien, and me, talking about young people in the 2014 election last Sunday. CIRCLE is the place to come for youth voting statistics tonight and tomorrow morning.     Bookmark on Delicious … Continue reading

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talking about the youth vote

(Orlando, FL) Here is the audio of an interview I enjoyed doing recently on BYU Radio. The conversation ranged pretty widely, but here are a few excerpts (from their writeup): Lack of engagement among young people is not entirely their … Continue reading

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opening Frontiers of Democracy 2014

Here is the very first session of Frontiers of Democracy 2014. I open the conference with a statement about the civic renewal movement and then the Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship & Public Service, Alan Solomont, … Continue reading

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a conversation about the Millennials and politics

I enjoyed a conversation yesterday on Minnesota Public Radio with host Kerri Miller, my fellow guest Ron Fournier, and many callers, mostly young adults. The topic was billed as “Can the parties motivate young voters to turn out for midterm … Continue reading

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We are the Ones on WPFW

WPFW 89.3 FM (Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC and environs) has chosen “We are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For” as the theme of their pledge drive this year. People who pledge $50 to the station this morning get … Continue reading

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radio interviews talking about my book

Here are six radio or podcast discussions on my book, We Are the Ones We Have Been Waiting For. Most are call-in shows: This is the audio of me and John Dankosky talking about my book on “Where We Live” … Continue reading

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talking about talking about controversial issues, on talk radio

This is the audio of my conversation yesterday with John Gambling, a self-described moderate conservative radio host on WOR in New York City. Gambling is concerned about civic education in schools, by which he primarily means teaching students to understand … Continue reading

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