South Asian American Youth

Posted by Katherine | Monday, August 11th, 2008

Bobby Jindal on Fox [Maitri Venkat-Ramani / Flickr] Ravi is an 18-year-old guest blogger at the South Asian American group blog Sepia Mutiny. He'll be at the Democratic convention and is gearing up for it by thinking about the healthy desi youth interest in this election (hat tip to volunteer curator ...

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 ...

First-Time Voter

Posted by Katherine | Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Twenty-three-year-old Ashley is proud of her 70-year-old grandmother. Who, for the first time, just registered to vote. "Words can't express how proud," Ashley says. (Photo found by Ann Raber.) [ashleyligas / Flickr] Ashley and her grandmother have spent hours together researching the candidates and the issues. This is how democracy should work, ...