Late Night: Why Millennials Don’t Vote and What To Do About It

By: Monday June 9, 2014 8:00 pm

More than half of respondents in this survey, released by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, said they think elected officials don’t share their priorities, and almost two-thirds said elected officials seem motivated by selfish reasons. Less than a quarter of the millennials polled said they will definitely be voting in November

 

Sunday Train: Car Subsidies & Ebbing Vehicle Miles Travelled

By: Sunday March 23, 2014 6:40 pm

There had been a string of articles over the past year on Millennials and their relationship to the automobile.

Democrats’ Biggest Outreach Effort to Millennials Is About Serving Them Up to the Unpopular Corporate Insurance Industry

By: Tuesday March 18, 2014 12:16 pm

Democrats have a real problem this year.

The 2014 election could go almost as badly as the 2010 election unless they can drive turnout among some of the groups that strongly support Democratic candidates, like Millennials. So it is probably not great that the Democrats’ most extensive outreach campaign directed towards Millennials is about helping large corporations.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jennifer M. Silva, Coming Up Short: Working-Class Adulthood in an Age of Uncertainty

By: Saturday August 31, 2013 1:59 pm

Through 100 in-depth interviews Silva vividly pulls us into this world, mostly in Richmond, Virginia, and Lowell, Massachusetts, where her grandparents grew up. The most striking thing about these stories is that they’re not only about debt or empty checking accounts; they’re about small moments wherein our institutions have ignored, confused, or overwhelmed working class people. Isaac doesn’t apply for financial aid for community college because his mother feels uncomfortable providing her salary for the FAFSA. Christopher feels “tricked” for being taxed $400 for not purchasing Massachusetts health insurance because he was unemployed and didn’t know how to look for free health care. Eileen tries to collect welfare, but couldn’t despite her low income because she inherited a house from her mother.

These moments spark not only resentment in the “system,” but between different groups.

For Disgruntled Young Workers, Lawsuits May Spark Intern Insurrection

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 10:30 am

You’d have to be pretty desperate to offer to work for free, right? Or you could be just an enthusiastic young student who believes that toiling for little more than free coffee and a line on your resume may boost your future career. But recent research shows that unpaid internships are not likely to lead a coveted job offer.

Actually Charlie Cook, Young People Want to Protect Social Security

By: Tuesday April 16, 2013 11:55 am

Political Analyst Charlie Cook apparently decided to drop the “analyst” part from his title when wrote his most recent National Journal column. He claims the way to the heart of my generation is by cutting Social Security, despite this being something Millennials oppose.

Response to Nancy Keenan in Salon: Let’s Set the Record Straight on Millennials and Abortion. Again

By: Wednesday January 9, 2013 4:49 pm

Another day, another article about whether or not Millennials care about access to safe abortion care, this time in the form of an interview with outgoing NARAL President Nancy Keenan in Salon in which the commitment of our generation to this issue is once again questioned.

It is time to put to rest the questioning about Millennials and whether they care about access to safe abortion care. It is time to get to work. Too much is at stake, too much ground has been lost, and, for far too many women, safe and affordable abortion care is out of their reach.

So, let’s set the record straight. Again.

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