Democrats Don’t Get the Share Economy

Young adults have been branded with many titles. Millennials, Generation Y, Gen Why?, the iPod Generation, the Boomerang Generation, and Generation Now, among the leading contenders. Unfortunately, none of those really tell you much about us. Sure we were born around the turn of the millennium, we question a lot of societal presumptions, we indulge…
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Obama the Divider

Although Barack Obama’s legacy as president largely remains a question mark, one thing is for certain – he’s changed the nature of political campaigns forever. In 2008, pundits, pollsters, and long-time political observers marveled at his campaign’s use of data and technology to build grassroots support and target resources. In 2012, with broad-based support gone,…
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Generation Squeeze

Over the past several years the Millennial generation has been squeezed from two directions: On one side, ever rising college costs have pushed enormous amounts of debt onto young adults, and on the other, the recession, and subsequently weak recovery, has prevented young graduates from earning a paycheck sufficient to survive on their own, much…
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The American Dream is Fast Becoming a Pipe Dream for Young Adults

Americans are growing increasingly cynical about politics. That was the groundbreaking conclusion of the latest Harvard Institute of Polling survey of 18- to 29-year-olds, an age cohort known for their unshakeable sense of optimism. As it turns out there is only so much that the Millennial generation can take. Our age group has consistently suffered…
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Young Voters Have Grown Up Under Obama – And That’s a Big Problem for Democrats

President Obama and Democrats in Congress have recently taken youth support for granted. It’s not without good reason. After all, young adults are the foundation upon which Barack Obama’s presidency rests. They are the age group that devoted countless man-hours to making a little-known junior senator from Illinois into an unmatched political force. We knocked…
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Sluggish Economy Leaves Many Young Adults Stuck at Home

“Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.” – Thomas Edison Young adults are getting restless and are looking for a change. And I don’t mean that metaphorically. The poor economy, stagnant job market and slow-growing wages has literally…
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The Results are In: Young Adults Underrepresented on Obamacare Exchanges

Former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius couldn’t have been clearer, “You are not fully enrolled in [an Obamacare plan] until you pay your premium.” And therein lies the rub. While the White House has been trotting out lofty numbers to support their claim that Obamacare is a smashing success, it was based on…
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Young Adults are Still Not Enrolling in Obamacare and the Reason Is Simple: Cost

Young adults have not been signing up for Obamacare at nearly the rate expected, or needed, for it to be financially sound. Initially, that wasn’t particularly worrisome. The White House and many economists simply assumed that they were healthy, tended to procrastinate and would sign up as the deadline neared. But with only 15 days…
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New Polls Shows Young Adults’ Faith in Obama is Plummeting

Young adults are the foundation upon which Barack Obama’s presidency rests. We are the age group that devoted countless man-hours to making a little-known junior senator from Illinois into an unmatched political force. We knocked on doors, we made phone calls, we set up clubs, you name it, we did it. Our votes also carried…
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