Category Archives: 2018 election

the pivotal youth vote in Ayanna Pressley’s election

Facebook13 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 13Early this month, Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley defeated incumbent Rep. Mike Capuano in the Democratic primary. CIRCLE’s analysis shows that Pressley performed best in precincts where young adults or people of color are most numerous. Those precincts … Continue reading

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the Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review

Facebook19 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 19[Press Release] – A 20-person panel of voters convened by the Massachusetts Citizens’ Initiative Review (CIR) pilot project has released its Citizens’ Statement on Question 1, the ballot question on nurse staffing limits. The Citizens’ Statement is … Continue reading

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Election Imperatives: Ten Recommendations to Increase College Student Voting and Improve Political Learning and Engagement in Democracy

Facebook35 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 35I’m on vacation and not blogging, but I’m proud to help circulate a major new report from our Institute for Democracy & Higher Education entitled Election Imperatives. It recommends 10 strategies that colleges and universities should implement to … Continue reading

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Florida injunction allows early in-person voting on campuses

Facebook7 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 7From the Tampa Bay Times: TALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott’s elections officials showed “a stark pattern of discrimination” in blocking early voting at state college and university campuses, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. […] Walker ruled that … Continue reading

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Democrats have a good chance of controlling at least one House of Congress in 2019

Facebook12 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 12Political prognostication is a fool’s game and arguably a distraction from the important work of citizens, which is to influence–not to forecast–the future. But I can’t resist. Recent projections give the Democrats anywhere from a 39% to … Continue reading

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podcast: “can young people revive civic engagement?”

Facebook17 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 17(LaGuardia Airport) Michael Berkman, Chris Beem, and Jenna Spinelle from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State recently interviewed me for their podcast series, “Democracy Works.” We talked about young people, the 2018 election, and social movements. … Continue reading

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where youth stand on the 2018 election

Facebook5 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 5On April 30, Reuters drew attention with the headline, “Exclusive: Democrats lose ground with millennials – Reuters/Ipsos poll.” The basis was a pair of online surveys of more than 16,000 registered voters under age 35 conducted in … Continue reading

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the politics of student debt

Facebook31 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 31When Democratic political candidates are asked about “youth,” often the first issue that comes to their minds is college affordability. For example, when Hillary Clinton was asked during a Democratic primary debate about how she would reach … Continue reading

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youth in recent protests

Facebook9 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 9A new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll provides detailed information about participation in current protests and social movements. The Post leads with: “Tens of millions of Americans have joined protests and rallies in the past two years, their … Continue reading

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youth voting on All Things Considered

Facebook10 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 10Excerpts from “All Things Considered” (March 29): Barbara Howard  interviewing my colleague and our CIRCLE director, Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg: BH: It seems like with these rallies last weekend, there was a real crackling in the air. People registering kids right … Continue reading

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