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Youth Vote

In this episode of the AccessLocal.TV podcast, a group of young people discuss the importance of the youth vote, especially in light of the midterm elections. “It feels like a … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

100,000 California Teens Are Pre-Registered To Vote

With the midterm elections approaching fast, Sacramento’s Nathaniel Lapid talked to some Sacramento students and teachers to figure out whether they’re voting or not. Lapid also addresses the importance of … Continue reading

May 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Why I didn’t vote: sell-outs, illusions and ugly campaigns

About half of eligible young voters between 18 and 29 chose not to vote. Richmond Pulse reporters asked young people why they opted out. Some were cynical of the political … Continue reading

December 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

#IfICouldVote: looking to the next wave of young voters

Too young to vote, teens reflect on the debate over lowering the voting age to 16. Some cities are debating that change, and supporters argue it could improve voter turnout … Continue reading

November 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Latino voter rise in California elections

Young and Latino voters are expected to come to the polls in greater numbers next week compared to the 2012 presidential election. Access Local reporter Ivan Caballero spoke with one … Continue reading

November 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Raising her political voice, even without the right to vote

A University of California, Merced sophomore doesn’t let her immigration status get in her way. She’s part of a group of students who are promoting voter registration among their peers … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Latino youth vote 2016

While many California youth say they’re not interested in voting, others can’t wait to turn 18 and get to the polls. Meanwhile, this election season has seen a burst of voter participation from Latino … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Young Latinos could exert major influence at the polls — if they get out and vote

Republican candidate Donald Trump’s assertion that many Mexican immigrants were criminals, rapists and drug dealers — and his proposal to build a wall between the United States and Mexico — … Continue reading

May 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

Long Beach millennials say why they vote — and why they don’t

With local elections coming up, and a heated presidential race this year, will Long Beach youth turn up to vote? Nationally, only 41 percent of youth ages 18 to 24 voted for … Continue reading

April 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

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