Overseas American: To Vote or Not To Vote?

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

[paulcalypse / Flickr] Haim Watzman is an Israeli-American writer living in Jerusalem. Born in Ohio and raised in Maryland, he moved to Israel after college with no intention of returning to the US. Although he's kept his American passport and dutifully pays the IRS every year, he hasn't voted in an ...

Youth Vote — Part II

Posted by Katherine | Friday, May 2nd, 2008

[Libby / Flickr] Despite the attention that engaged young voters have been attracting in this presidential campaign, and despite what promises to be a comparatively high youth turnout, only about 50% of under-30s will vote in November. So although some are genuinely enthusiastic, plenty of teenagers and twenty-somethings are politically disengaged. Nicholas ...

Nonvoters

Posted by Katherine | Friday, April 25th, 2008

This short piece was made by young European filmmakers who documented nonvoters around the US. In it, New Orleans resident Donna, who lived through Katrina with her son Dante, explains that she has "no faith whatsoever in politics" after the way the hurricane was mishandled. She hasn't voted since the ...