youth vote

Election Day Rituals

Election Day Rituals

As a kid growing up in California, Tuesdays were always Dad’s night, so I would go home from school and watch the returns from the big blue couch in the living room. My dad would surf between the Networks and PBS. I remember Tom Jennings the most because he was my dad’s favorite. The first…

How to Get People to Vote?  Ask Them.

How to Get People to Vote? Ask Them.

With one week left until Election Days, campaign’s strategies on the ground have shifted. Rather than trying to register voters, convert voters and win over swing voters, campaigns are now trying to get voters to vote. The focus on the youth vote in the 2000 and 2004 elections shows that while young people were great…

Young People: Don't Vote… No, really… don't

Young People: Don't Vote… No, really… don't

My friend, Emily, who is working with a bunch of different youth vote groups who are doing work around the election in Washington D.C., recently alerted me to a segment on the youth vote from ABC’s 20/20. Although I feel that 20/20 has gone down hill in recent years, I do have fond memories of…