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[asset|aid=936|format=image|formatter=asset|title=wtf_uncle_sam.jpg|width=303|height=380|align=right|resizable=true]"When did you say you mailed in your voter registration form?"
"About two months ago," I said, ear pressed to the phone.
"That's not what I like to hear," she sighed.
And the viral element sure seems to be working...
As of 11:30 am EST, Senator John McCain officially decided to restart his previously "suspended campaign" and will attend tonight's debate at Oxford, Mississippi.
Around the country, activists and organizers are concerting efforts to ensure that our right to vote is fully recognize, restored and respected for all of us!
Endorse The Youth Agenda!
Generation Vote, www.genvote.org, a national alliance of 18 youth organizations, understands that the future is at stake right now - ours, our country's and our world's - and we take seriously the power and responsibility to shape it.
Generation Vote is our generation - millions of young Americans hungry for
change for one simple reason: the issues we face seriously impact our lives and
communities. Our commitment in 2008 is to demand leadership that shares our
values, from the city council to the White House.
Vote Hip Hop! Be the Inspiration
National youth coalition and Talib Kweli launch Hip Hop competition to promote youth activism
Today during my daily commute to Newark, NJ, my mom and I listened to radio station WBAI's segment on the recent HIV/AIDS budget cut in the state of New York. Accompanying the discussion were two positively diagnosed HIV/AIDS community activists to share their stories and answer questions.
The Millennial Generation needs to step up and own up to the fact we are no longer just “The Youth Vote”—we are a voting bloc whose communities reflect the diversity, complexity, and intensity of 21st Century challenges and opportunities. Youth organizations in the progressive movement are collaborating to coordinate efforts to step up to this challenge through Generation Vote!
If you've watched any network coverage of this primary season, you're already well sick of the endless pooring over demographics for trends. Youths, Blacks and Starbucks whites for Obama vs Seniors, Latino/a's and dunkin donut whites for Clinton. Personally, I find it crass, but on the other hand I really like a well thought out graph.
David Sirota has made an interesting argument about why Obama wins in states where blacks make up less than 5% or more than 15% of the population.
He backs up his argument with this lovely piece of math class: [asset|aid=751|format=image|formatter=asset|title=Race Chasm Graph|width=430|height=349|align=center|resizable=true]
Hey YP4 Fam...just sharing some info shared with me. Comments welcome :)