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.


Republicans Take Down Anti-Corporate Copyright Law Paper Within 24 Hours of Publication

By: Sunday November 18, 2012 6:45 am

One post-election question up for debate is where the Republican Party would go to try and capture the areas of the electorate they cannot penetrate – particularly minorities and the youth vote. The watered-down version of the DREAM Act suggested a policy path for reaching some segments of the minority electorate. And for about 24 hours this weekend, it looked like Republicans would make their pitch to the youth vote on copyright law.

Late on Friday, the Republican Study Committee, the far-right caucus in the House, put out a policy paper on copyright reform that really sought to upend traditional notions of the issue, which in the US really skews in favor of copyright holders.

Pot Legalization on the Ballot Dramatically Increased Youth Turnout

By: Thursday November 8, 2012 1:44 pm

The lesson for politicians and political strategists appears to be that if you want to significantly increase youth turnout, make the election about legalizing marijuana.

Too Dumb To Vote

By: Friday June 1, 2012 6:01 pm

Professional idiot opposes voting rights for people he thinks are stupid.

Romney: Bank of America Protestors Too Young to Understand How Banks Work

By: Sunday May 13, 2012 11:50 am

Mitt Romney once again displayed his utter contempt for young voters. Reacting to the massive demonstration against Bank of America in Charlotte last week, Romney told WBTV that the protestors were simply too young to understand the economy or how banks work.

Young Prefer Obama but Are Not Enthusiastic About Voting

By: Thursday April 26, 2012 4:20 pm

Just like in 2008, young people overwhelmingly prefer Obama over a Republican President, but the difference is this year young people are not overly enthusiastic about voting.

Administration Announces Student Loan Changes

By: Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:09 pm

There are two programs here. The first is income-based repayment. Under current law, graduates with student loans can opt to pay 15% of their income for 25 years instead of a monthly student loan repayment based on the cost of the loan. In the reconciliation sidecar to the Affordable Care Act, actually, this was reduced to 10% of income, starting in 2014. The plan announced under executive authority moves that date up to 2012, and changes the debt forgiveness end date to 20 years from 25. This would only benefit those who graduate college between 2012 and 2014; people who have already graduated or who are in repayment won’t benefit from this change. The Administration claims that 1.6 million graduates would be eligible for the new program.

The Great Move Back Home

By: Monday October 3, 2011 2:30 pm

One aspect of this broad and prolonged economic downturn is that more and more individuals are moving or continuing to stay in their parents’ home to save money. The impact on those between the age of 25-35, who as a group have experienced very high unemployment, has been especially profound according to new research from Pew, and it could affect the 2012 election.

NN11 Young Voter Turnout Session – How Do You Convince Someone They’re Better Off Despite Their Lying Eyes?

By: Sunday June 19, 2011 1:24 pm

If people cannot see the change in their lives, you’re not going to convince them it’s there. The simple fact that enthusiasm is so low is prima facie evidence that the President and other federal Democrats are complete failures at pursuing the agenda of their base.

Newt Gingrich’s Cunning Plan For Electoral Victory

By: Friday May 20, 2011 6:01 pm

The Newt Gingrich 2012 Epic Failathon rolls on…

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