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Youth Making A Difference: Stories and Models of Youth Shaping their Worlds for the Better

How Kids, Lawsuits, and Legislation Can Save Democracy

I used to believe that the remedy for bad speech is more speech. Now that seems archaic. - NYTIMES, 04/02/21

An ‘Army of 16-Year-Olds’ Takes On the Democrats

Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections. They’re ardent, and organized, and they don’t take orders. - NYTIMES, 05/19/21

In Kentucky, Student Journalists Uncover Nazi Imagery in Policy Training

The story of two Louisville high school students who found that police training in Kentucky was using quotes from Hitler; wrote a story about it for the local paper; and it spread from there. - NPR/WBUR’s “On Point”, 12/10/20

How the youth vote influenced the outcomes of the 2020 Georgia elections

How the youth vote influenced the outcomes of the 2020 Georgia elections - YMCAGA

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Maine Compass: How young Americans can help save democracy

Cities and towns will need extra help this year on Election Day. The coronavirus isn’t only a threat to our lives, it’s become a threat to our democracy. Voters are feeling unsafe about going to the polls this fall. Many people don’t understand how to use the absentee ballot. And, town and city officials are worried about recruiting enough poll workers to keep our most sacred American right a safe and rewarding activity. How can we protect that right? - Maine Compass

Youth Work Makes the Booth Work

Youth Work Makes the Booth Work is a new organization in Maine aimed at getting teens to serve as poll workers. - News Center Maine

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The Youth Vote: Voting Trends & Attitudes Among Young People and Impacts on the 2020 Election

A recent Harvard survey found that 68 percent of young people say they will "definitely be voting" in 2020—a notable increase over past years. We discuss trends in youth voting, including what obstacles they face, their attitudes, and what is being done in Maine to increase participation in democracy among the younger generation.

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Bill Nemitz: This is what teen democracy looks like

Just when I needed it most, my faith in the future of our democracy got a boost last week. No, it wasn’t the latest round of polling data. Nor was it the presidential debate that, lo and behold, actually turned out to be a debate. (Nice job, moderator Kristen Welker.) It came from a group of teenagers. -

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