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Proposed Voting Law Follows Colorado’s Example

October 2nd, 2019

A new federal law proposition entitled “Next Generation Votes” hopes to follow in Colorado’s footsteps to increase voter turnout of young people, a notoriously underrepresented group in elections. The law would allow 16-year-olds to pre-register to vote while getting their license. A law for this had been passed in 2013 in Colorado. The Colorado Secretary of State’s Office says nearly 156,000 16-and-17-year-olds in Colorado have pre-registered to vote since the law took effect. This in turn has made it so 60% of young people in Colorado voted in last year’s election compared to... Read More

Young Boulderites, Go Vote!

September 12th, 2016

We’re millennials. We haven’t lived through a war fought on our turf. We haven’t rebelled to join a revolution of new-age rock and roll. We haven’t joined an anti-war movement or burned our draft cards. We haven’t picketed for the right to vote and burned our bras. We haven’t experienced segregation first hand. We grew up knowing that we could drive, buy expensive things, go to whatever school we wanted, worship however we wanted, and date whoever we wanted to date. But these are privileges of the most sacred kind. Generations of people that came before us fought... Read More

Why I Didn’t Vote..

November 4th, 2014

I didn’t vote today. Yes, I said it, I did not vote today. So shocking and so unproductive when it comes to my civil duty, right? How could I? How could I ever neglect the one thing we stand for here in America: democracy? My reason is certainly not going to go over well with everyone, nor is it going to make sense to those who find the candidates so compelling and believe in their right and duty to vote.   I was lucky to have been old enough to vote in the 2012 presidential race, it was my first vote ever in the second coming of the most historic day for African Americans in presidential... Read More