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eJournal USA: Youth Votes! The 2012 U.S. Elections

14 August 2012

Millennials Rock the Vote

This issue of eJournal USA looks at how the Millennials — Americans born from the early 1980s to the mid-1990s — are changing the face of the U.S. electorate and politics. How are they different from previous generations? What is at stake for the Millennial Generation in the November 2012 election? Are they joining the two major U.S. political parties? And why do they support various candidates and causes?

You will find answers to many of these questions in a Facebook debate between young Democratic and Republican activists, in blogs by campaign volunteers and in the Millennial Generation portrait grounded in recent data.

What is clear is that young Americans remain optimistic and committed to democracy, even as they face the most challenging economy and job market since the Great Depression of the 1930s.

— The Editors

In 2012: What’s at Stake? Why Bother to Vote?

Millennials Facts

Campaign Volunteer Blogs

On the Issues

Your Guide to U.S. Election Jargon

Everything (Almost) You Wanted to Know About U.S. Elections