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When It Comes to Civic Engagement, Young People Know Better Than to Hit It and Quit It on Election Day!

Photo: Theresa Thompson/flickr via The Knight Foundation.

After months of political ads, voter registration drives, presidential debates, and the circus that is an election cycle, we’re finally approaching the big day. And although this is a new year and a new election, some things never seem to change. Erroneous claims of voter apathy. Widespread fear that young people won’t show up to the polls. The ‘knight in shining armor’ complex masqueraded as a legitimate way to engage Millennials. But don’t sweat it.

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Young People and Comprehensive Sex Education: Moving Beyond Scare Tactics and Fear Mongering in 2012

Growing up in the United States is like playing a foucauldian game of discipline and punish. Disciplined by a morally bankrupt narrative about sex and sexuality and then punished for daring to question it.

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Retiring Obey Endorses Pro-Choice Rep. Lassa For Seat

In the 7th district race in northwestern Wisconsin, retiring Representative David R. Obey (D) has joined Emily’s List in endorsing Wisconsin state Sen. Julie Lassa to take over his seat.

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Ohio GOP Mailer Calls for Sending Female Rep “Back to the Kitchen.”

Truth in advertising? Ohio GOP believes women “belong in the kitchen.”  At least we don’t have to “de-code” this political message.

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Anti-choice ‘Electoral Hit List’ Targets Twelve Democrats

After dropping out of sight for several months, Marilyn Musgrave resurfaced in March at the national antiabortion political advocacy group, the Susan B. Anthony List, to run opposition campaigns against 12 pro-choice lawmakers.

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“Pro-Choice” Candidate for Missouri Governor Has Mixed Record on Abortion

Do pro-choice voters in Missouri have an opportunity to elect a protective veto into the Governor’s mansion in November? Only if the Democratic nominee really does support abortion rights.

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Kenyans Call Barack Obama “Our Son”

Well-educated, politically aware Kenyans talk about about the positive changes an Obama presidency would bring to the world.

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Vote, Run, Win

When women run for office, they win at the same rate as men. So projects like She Should Run focus on getting more women nominated and running.

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Women Are The New Black In the 2008 Presidential Campaigns

If it's fashionable for the 2008 presidential candidates to highlight their advocacy on behalf of women, Bill Richardson is haute-couture.

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