BOULDER– In a speech that alternated between conversational asides and full-throat exhortations, President Obama rallied roughly 11,000 supporters at the packed Coors Event Center on the University of Colorado campus here Thursday. It was the latest but not the last scheduled event in the high-intensity swing-state get-out-the-vote effort his campaign here has orchestrated for the final short stretch to Election Day next week.
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Low turnout among youth voters for the Republican Super Tuesday primary contests suggests the GOP is making a major strategy misstep this year, analysts told the Colorado Independent. They said that Republican campaign messages to young people are mostly absent, weak or a turn-off and they called youth outreach efforts uninspired. They said the party looks to be continuing a disastrous trend sure to be exploited in the general election by President Obama, the man whose candidacy drew out young people as voters and volunteers in record numbers in 2008.
Several political groups came together on the Auraria Campus in Denver on Wednesday to encourage students to vote early. The one notable exception was the campus Republicans who, although they agreed to co-sponsor the event, never showed.
Organizer hope that several activities, including the march and a blowout party on Election Day, will help turn out the student vote.
View the audio-video gallery of the march and rally below.
An ominous-sounding letter that El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Bob Balink sent to a journalism student at Colorado College has reignited a three-week old controversy over his past erroneous assertion that out-of-state college students are not eligible to vote in Colorado.
Via Romenesko: Young voters don’t want too much information — and often feel overwhelmed by the deluge of election coverage on news sites, according to a Northwestern University Media Management Center study released Tuesday. The study of Chicago-area “millennials,” age 17-22, urged news outlets to deliver content more in keeping with the ways young voters want to consume information in an environment rich with competitions for time and attention.
A new report by the PEW Research Center confirms what rising primary turnout is already telling us: there is a huge demographic shift approaching in the electorate in the form of the Millennial Generation, and that…
Are the much-vaunted 2.7 million young people who have turned out in record number for Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama getting thrown under the bus by the party establishment?
Join Center for Independent Media fellow Mike Connery and author of “Youth to Power: How Today’s Young Voters are Building Tomorrow’s Progressive Majority,” for a discussion on how technology, social media and grassroots organizing are reviving the youth…
Center for Independent Media fellow Mike Connery, author of “Youth to Power: How Today’s Young Voters are Building Tomorrow’s Progressive Majority,” joined us this morning for a live discussion. Read Connery’s take on how technology, social media and…