Youth and ethnic media speak on Obama’s immigration reform goals, which could affect approximately two million children in our country.
First time voters in Fresno, Calif. take to the polls
I think it’s important to have a say in politics Just because you’re a citizen doesn’t mean you’re not a politician. Everyone is their city should be a politician because everyone should be involved in their government. They can’t complain about anything, if they didn’t vote.
What message would an Obama defeat send to young people of color? And what message would an Obama victory send? The common thread that emerged in responses from young people in California was clear: Race and identity in American politics still mean a great deal. And although enthusiasm for Obama’s performance as president varied by individual, nearly every young person said that a defeat would be a setback, both psychological and material, for young people of color.
I just started my first semester at Fresno Pacific University, and I have not yet registered to vote, even though I want to. Why would I not use my right as a citizen? Why have I not registered to vote? I do not know where to vote, how to vote, or even what I need to do to register. This makes me question how the state is educating young people to make the best decision on how vote or if people in charge even want me to vote at all.
Youth speak out on Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage.