As the midterm elections approach, there are renewed calls for increasing voter participation— especially of younger voters.
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Though many consider voting a civic activity, youth today seem to have separated the political from the civic. Organize Get-Out-The-Vote activities. Behaviour change occurs not because people suddenly understand more about an issue, but because they want to see themselves differently in relation to it.
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Antonia Blumberg. Corporations spend more money to shape attitudes and behaviours than governments; as a result, young people have grown up in a marketing-driven, consumer culture, where the relevance of government is marginalized. Unfortunately, not all who can vote will , meaning that fewer young people get to directly influence issues that might affect their lives for years to come, including college tuition reform and federal job programs. And while it is true that a large majority of youth is not very politically and civilly literate, this should not be used as an excuse to avoid the challenge of making politics more engaging to young people.