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ELECTION 2012: A People of Color Majority Alters Politics. Movements Change the World

A supporter of President Obama joins the Election Night victory rally in Chicago. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

Much of the discussion this election cycle has been about changing demographics. But demographics alone aren’t going to run a policy agenda through the system. Huge challenges remain in economic justice, immigration, environment, education and housing reform.

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The Changing Faces of the Pro-Choice Movement

Baby boomers may not have everything in common with the Millennial generation. What our generations share, though, is the core belief that women – not politicians – should make personal and private decisions about their health care. 

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Youth Activism at AIDS2012: Leading the Way to an AIDS-Free Generation

Volunteers reveal a NAMES Project AIDS quilt displayed on the National Mall.

Millennials represent the first generation that has never known a world without HIV and AIDS, and I fully believe that they will be the generation of leaders to finally and decisively turn the tide against this global pandemic.

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Marriage Equality: As Go Millennials, So Goes the Nation

The movement on marriage equality is an example of how quickly change can now occur in our society when propelled by a generation that is technologically savvy and willing to challenge preconceived norms of older generations.

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Generation X: Finding Our Own Voices, Carrying Our Own Torches

As my involvement in our movement grew deeper, the honeymoon was over, as they say. The imperfections of the movement, the Baby Boomer’s movement, became glaring. Their Second Wave ways didn’t resonate with my Third Wave thinking.

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New Public Opinion Research on Abortion Suggests Fresh Approaches for Advocates

There  are so many surveys about abortion that it’s practically a cottage  industry, but the newest – by The Public Religion Research Institute of  Washington, DC – suggests intriguing and fresh approaches that can help  advocates make a more compelling case.

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One Millennial’s Take on New Research on Young People, LGBT rights, and Abortion

A new survey finds that young people are pro-choice, but that LGBT equality—most notably the right to equal marriage—resonates much more strongly with youth than does the abortion rights movement. Why?

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Dear NARAL and Newsweek: I’m A Young Feminist and I Care

NARAL says the younger feminists aren’t as involved in the movement; that we’ve got a “lack of passion.” To that I say – we are here, they just need to pay attention.

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‘Millennial’ Misunderstandings and the Movement For Reproductive Justice

The New York Times story about a chasm between the “menopausal militia” and the “millennials” misses the mark in a sad but revealing way.

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