Category Archives: 2018 election

Florida injunction allows early in-person voting on campuses

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0From 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

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Political 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?”

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0(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

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0On 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

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0When 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

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0Excerpts 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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the 2018 Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI)

Facebook14 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 14From CIRCLE today: CIRCLE’s updated Youth Electoral Significance Index (YESI) is a valuable tool for any individual, campaign, organization, or institution that seeks to increase youth political engagement. Earlier this month, we highlighted the top 10 congressional districts where … Continue reading

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talking about student activism on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley

Facebook0 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 0I was on WGBH’s “Under the Radar” today with host Callie Crossley and an excellent student activist named Victoria Massey, who is a senior at Charlestown High School and a member of the Hyde Square Task Force community organizing … Continue reading

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should Democrats play constitutional hardball in 2019-20?

Facebook14 Twitter0 Google+0Total: 14In How Democracies Die, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt use comparative evidence to argue that democracies rely on two “soft guardrails”: constitutional forbearance and mutual toleration.* Forbearance means that political actors refrain from using all the powers … Continue reading

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