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Live On Street Prophets: EJ Dionne and Harvey Cox Discuss Faith and the Progressive Movement
We are live now. Come join us! Kossacks - just a quick note to let you know that right now, Daily Kos sister-...
Michael Connery 11/18/2009 4 5 - 204
More (Unintentional) Hilarity from College Republicans
You've got to love young conservatives. Stick them in front of a computer and hilarity ensues. Whether it's gangsta raps about ...
Michael Connery 06/24/2009 8 10 - 5
Explaining Facebook Support in 2008 Congressional Campaigns
Cross posted from Future Majority . A new report out of Southern Illinois University, delivered at the Harvard Political Networks Conference, ...
Michael Connery 06/16/2009 2 - 1 12
Stu Rothenberg: Youth Vote is Key Constituency for Midterm Success, and the DCCC Knows It
Cross posted from Future Majority . Writing at Roll Call , Stuart ...
Michael Connery 06/09/2009 8 2 - 19
Manhattan Young Democrats Lead on Marriage Equality (Updated)
I want to give a big shout out here on the blog to some excellent online organizing on the part of the Manhattan Young Democrats. Those of you following the many gay marriage battles across the ...
Michael Connery 05/20/2009 3 5 - 13
It's the Substance, Stupid: GOP has Real Policy Differences with Millennials
Cross posted from Future Majority . Aaron Marks of Next Gen ...
Michael Connery 05/18/2009 12 8 - 11
The Bureaucratic Case for Voter Registration Reform
I've written multiple times, on many different blogs, about the need for fundamental voter registration reform. Normally I make that case on behalf of the young voter/voter registration community. ...
Michael Connery 05/14/2009 7 5 - 34
Nelnet, Sallie Mae-Funded Senators Opposing Student Aid Reforms
The Hill reports that a bipartisan group of senators are ...
Michael Connery 03/11/2009 6 24 - 17
Music and Politics: Comparing 2004 to 2008
Air Traffic Control , a group that monitors music and politics, and helps artists find ways to become politically engaged, recently released a ...
Michael Connery 02/17/2009 13 16 1 511
When Robber Barons Cry Generational Theft
Cross posted from Future Majority . If you've been listening to the Republicans lately, you could be forgiven for thinking that Democrats are ...
Michael Connery 02/12/2009 6 10 - -
Note to John McCain - You Do Not Speak for Today's Youth
Hat tip to Matt Singer of Forward Montana for calling my attention ...
Michael Connery 02/03/2009 17 12 - 16
Organizing a Push for Voter Registration Modernization
As I've mentioned in a number of recent posts, I think that one of the most important projects for the progressive youth community in the 111th Congress is the passage of major voter registration ...
Michael Connery 02/02/2009 16 23 1 251
What's Next for the "Youth Movement"
Back in December, when the Presidential Transition was just beginning to ramp up, I wrote two pieces about the current state and future of progressive youth organizing:
Michael Connery 01/28/2009 16 7 - 1
Higher Education Aid Upgrades in the Stimulus
Cross posted from Future Majority . Today the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (aka "the ...
Michael Connery 01/26/2009 11 14 1 13
Presidential Youth Ball FAIL
Cross posted from Future Majority . On Tuesday night, I had the misfortune of attending the Presidential Inaugural Committee's (PIC) official Youth ...
Michael Connery 01/22/2009 96 9 - 15
Obama for America 2.0: $75 Million Shadow Party?
Cross-posted from Future Majority . More speculation is emerging about the future direction of what's come to be known as "Obama for America 2.0."
Michael Connery 01/15/2009 10 13 - 4
Obama Pollster: Expand 50 State Strategy with Youth/Minority Outreach
Cross-posted from Future Majority . Via Marc Ambinder , I ...
Michael Connery 01/12/2009 28 22 1 246
Framing the New Swing Demographic
Cross-posted from Future Majority . Over at Open Left , Chris Bowers notes a fact ...
Michael Connery 01/08/2009 7 1 - 12
Oldest. Congress. Ever.
Cross-posted from Future Majority . Even as we get ready for the inauguration of one of the youngest Presidents in history,
Michael Connery 01/06/2009 47 12 - 33
Pew Confirms: Landline-Only Polls Favored McCain by 2.3%
Cross-posted from Future Majority . One of the bigger points of contention this year in the (horridly geeky) world of polling was whether or not ...
Michael Connery 12/18/2008 19 14 1 12
Framing the "Youth Movement"
Cross posted from Future Majority . Over at her personal ...
Michael Connery 12/01/2008 14 8 - -
Mapping the Youth Vote Impact
Originally posted at Future Majority . CIRCLE has updated their youth turnout numbers. You'll remember ...
Michael Connery 11/08/2008 23 22 - 39
Youth Vote Rises At Least 2.2 Million; Largest Partisan Margin in History; The Long Haul
CIRCLE just released an update on youth turnout . They are estimating that youth turnout in 2008 increased by at least 2.2 million votes over 2004. ...
Michael Connery 11/05/2008 7 9 1 1
Young Voters Favor Obama 68 - 30%; Make Up 18% Share of the Electorate
CIRCLE has released data on the youth share of the electorate and the partisan margin of the youth vote. The numbers are base on the National ...
Michael Connery 11/04/2008 2 3 - 1
The 2008 Youth Vote: What To Expect When Expecting
(From the diaries - Michael Connery, blogger at Future Majority , is the blogosphere's expert on youth voting issues. Here, he meticulously separates ...
Michael Connery 11/02/2008 107 44 12 235
Gallup's Youth Coverage, McCain's "Outreach," and the Margin of Error
Cross posted from Future Majority . Once again, Gallup is trumpeting data claiming that youth interest in the election is the same as it was on 2004.
Michael Connery 11/01/2008 8 12 - 1
Journalist Cheat Sheet #2: Seven Tips For Reporting the Youth Vote
In 2007, just before the primaries, I created a " cheat sheet " for journalists to correct common misperceptions about the youth vote, and help ...
Michael Connery 10/31/2008 6 7 - 6
Maps: Youth Turnout in 1972, 1996, and 2004
Cross-posted from Future Majority . News 21, a project of the Knight Foundation out of UC Berkley has a new website -
Michael Connery 10/28/2008 12 15 1 19
Let's Seize the Policy Narrative from the Pundits
Cross posted from Future Majority . I'd like to follow up on yesterday's post about how ...
Michael Connery 10/23/2008 9 7 - 20
How Election Laws Influence Youth Turnout
As I've long argued, youth turnout is about access, not apathy . In 2004, ...
Michael Connery 10/21/2008 9 3 - 18
Democracy Corps: Messages to Engage Youth Up and Down the Ballot
Cross posted ...
Michael Connery 10/20/2008 1 2 - 2
Young Religious Voters Swinging Towards Obama
Cross posted from Future Majority . Faith in Public Life released a new study this week, ...
Michael Connery 10/17/2008 22 29 2 23
Access vs. Apathy: 80% of REGISTERED Youth Cast a Ballot in 2004
Cross-posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. Last week we hit back ...
Michael Connery 10/13/2008 45 50 3 45
20/20, John Stossel To Run Hatchet Piece on Young Voter Engagement
On Friday at 10pm, 20/20 will run a piece on the youth vote called " Maybe It's Your Civic Duty Not To Vote ," in which they suggest that ...
Michael Connery 10/09/2008 76 46 2 69
CAP: Millennials Closing Race Gaps on Core Economic Issues
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics.
Michael Connery 10/07/2008 3 11 - 12
What's Really Going On in the College Republicans' $4.7M Budget?
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. I thought I'd weigh-in on a public battle between B. Lee Drake of the ...
Michael Connery 09/30/2008 10 26 2 234
Ask Not What Obama Can Do For You, But What You and Obama Can Do Together
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. Over the weekend, Craig linked to an open letter to young voters ...
Michael Connery 09/29/2008 9 3 - 3
Vote Back Home - Smart Organzing for Swing State Students
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. Add one more website to the growing list aimed at helping students ...
Michael Connery 09/25/2008 3 9 - 1
PEW: Landline Polling Skewing Results; Favoring McCain
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. We've been talking ...
Michael Connery 09/24/2008 55 28 - 24
New Youth Poll: Young Voter Enthusiasm Grows; Palin Has Little Effect
Cross posted from Future Majortiy - a blog about progressive youth politics. One of the big questions on everyone's mind this year is "just how ...
Michael Connery 09/23/2008 28 72 2 222
CountMore.org: Strategic Voting for Students
Cross-posted at Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. As we come up on ...
Michael Connery 09/22/2008 5 2 - -
Debunking Palin's "Youth Vote Appeal"
Cross-posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. Here's a great example of the media spoiling for a fight that just isn'
Michael Connery 09/11/2008 12 4 - -
Youth at the DNC: Seen Everywhere, Heard Nowhere
My final write-up on the DNC. Cross posted from Future Majority , a blog about progressive youth politics. On Thursday, Senator Obama finished the ...
Michael Connery 08/31/2008 22 11 - 8
Daniel Squadron - NY State Senate: My Local Politics Heats Up
Cross posted from Future Majority - blogging progressive youth politics. Despite my unhealthy addiction to politics, and my fondness for pushing ...
Michael Connery 08/21/2008 5 4 - 12
Demographics as Destiny and Targeting Youth
Cross posted from Future Majority - blogging progressive youth politics. I wanted to make a quick comment about Chris Bower'...
Michael Connery 08/20/2008 8 - - 1
It's Time To Invest in Communications Work
Cross posted from Future Majority - a blog about progressive youth politics. Earlier this week I wrote a post ...
Michael Connery 08/13/2008 1 2 - 3
Youth Will be 16% of Participants at Convention
Cross posted from Future Majority . The DNC Youth Council just put out a press ...
Michael Connery 08/11/2008 16 9 - -
Living on the (Economic) Edge
Cross posted from Future Majority . In one of his Netroots Nation recaps, Kevin mentioned a new organization called ...
Michael Connery 07/23/2008 6 10 - -
Live Blog with Josh Segall - NOW
Hey Kossacks, Over at Future Majority , 29 year old Josh Segall is live blogging about his race in Alabama.
Michael Connery 07/21/2008 2 2 - 3
Supporting Young Candidates and Young Voters
Young voters are the talk of the electorate this year, yet our participation is often misunderstood. Rising youth turnout is not solely the result of Senator Obama's good looks and message of hope ...
Michael Connery 07/15/2008 2 6 - 6
Calling Young Kossacks: Help Build A New Piece of the Netroots
Hello young Kossacks (Kossacks Under 35 . . . ?) I'd like to invite you to join a new progressive blog community dedicated to young voters, young candidates, and youth issues:
Michael Connery 07/14/2008 17 24 1 39
Live Blog with 29 year old George Colli - CT State Senate
Hello Kossacks, Over at Future Majority we are about to start a live blog with George Colli IV, a 29 year old state senate candidate in Connecticut ...
Michael Connery 06/26/2008 2 3 - 5
Scott Kleeb Live Blog - NOW - at Future Majority
Kossacks, Nebraska Senate candidate and Netroots favorite Scott Kleeb is live blogging NOW at Future Majority . I hope you'...
Michael Connery 06/19/2008 - 3 - -
Father/Son Live Blog - Mike and Jim Slattery, Kansas
Kossacks, Right now at Future Majority we're having a very special father/son live blog. Jim Slattery, running for the US Senate in Kansas, and ...
Michael Connery 06/12/2008 1 7 - 6
Darcy Burner Live Blog NOW at Future Majority
Hello Kossacks, Darcy Burner, Democratic Candidate in Washington's 8th District is live-blogging right now at Future Majority . Darcy is ...
Michael Connery 06/06/2008 3 6 - 3
Jared Polis Live Blog on Future Majority - NOW
Hello Kossacks, Jared Polis, Democratic Candidate in Colorado's 2nd District is live-blogging right now at Future Majority . Jared is discussing ...
Michael Connery 06/05/2008 1 2 - -
Kan. State Sen. Donald Betts Jr. Live Blog at Future Majority
Hello Kossacks. As we speak, Young Elected Official and Kansas State Senator Donald Betts Jr. is live blogging at Future Majority . Sen. Betts is ...
Michael Connery 05/22/2008 1 2 - 7
YDA Superdelegate David Hardt Will Not Endorse Until All Votes Are Cast
Cross posted from Future Majority . David Hardt, President of YDA and the only YDA/CDA ...
Michael Connery 05/16/2008 13 2 - 10
College Democrats Superdelegates Endorse Obama
Cross posted from Future Majority . The two superdelegates from the College Democrats of America - Lauren Wolfe and Awais Khaleel - have endorsed ...
Michael Connery 05/14/2008 2 6 1 2
Thoughts on a Better New Deal
Originally posted at Future Majority . Last Friday I attended the Better Deal Conference , ...
Michael Connery 05/12/2008 7 7 - 1
IN and NC: Youth Vote Analysis (Updated)
Cross posted from Future Majority . Well my pre-game analysis was off. Banking on a smaller ...
Michael Connery 05/07/2008 13 13 - 1
Kossacks Under 35: Reading the Youth Vote
Kossacks Under 35 is a weekly diary series designed to create a community within DailyKos that focuses on young ...
Michael Connery 04/24/2008 20 15 - 30
Pennsylvania Primary Youth Vote and the Need for More Youth Organizing
Cross-posted from Future Majority . CIRCLE has crunched what numbers they could and here are the results from yesterday's primary:
Michael Connery 04/23/2008 18 16 1 157
Millennial Makeover: MySpace, YouTube, and the Future of American Politics
Cross posted at Future Majority . Since I've been traveling so much, I've taken the opportunity afforded by long plane flights to revitalize my ...
Michael Connery 04/15/2008 5 3 - -
Social Security Privatization Will Not Stem GOP Loses Among Youth
Cross posted from future Majority . Yesterday in USA Today , Republican operative David ...
Michael Connery 04/10/2008 18 9 - -
UnChristian: What A New Generation Thinks About Christianity . . . And Why It Matters
Cross Posted from Future Majority I finally finished reading UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks About Christianity . . . And Why It matters .
Michael Connery 04/01/2008 79 35 2 4
A Kossack Publishes: Youth to Power
Fellow Kossacks, I'm excited to announce that after more than a year's work, my book,
Michael Connery 03/05/2008 5 8 - -
A Kossack Publishes: Youth to Power
Fellow Kossacks, I'm excited to announce that after more than a year's work, my book,
Michael Connery 03/04/2008 15 15 - -
Rock the Vote Releases First Post-Super Tuesday Youth Poll
Cross posted from Future Majority . Yesterday Rock the vote released the first comprehensive polling of young voters since Super Tuesday. There's ...
Michael Connery 02/26/2008 7 24 - 9
Wisconsin Primary: Young Voters Choose Democrats 4 - 1
Cross posted from Future Majority . The final results from the Wisconsin primary are in, and CIRCLE is ...
Michael Connery 02/20/2008 19 6 - 11
Louisiana Youth Vote (Late Night Numbers and Observations) - Updated
I'm just sitting down to look at the results of today's primary and caucuses. Obama is the Democratic winner in all three states today. When it comes to the youth vote, it looks like there are no ...
Michael Connery 02/09/2008 7 9 - 3
Turnout Rises, and Super Tuesday Confirms Huge Democratic Advantage Among Youth
Cross posted from Future Majority . The final numbers for the youth vote on Super Tuesday are in. First, take a look at what turnout thus far ...
Michael Connery 02/07/2008 3 4 1 -
Florida: Youth Turnout Sans Obama
Cross posted from Future Majority . After putting out the question of Hillary's youth "victory" to a number of smart youth organizers, I'm getting ...
Michael Connery 01/30/2008 27 3 - -
Get a Job, Sir! (In the Youth Movement)
Cross posted from Future Majority . Looking to get involved in progressive youth organizing? I got a lot of emails from folks looking for job ...
Michael Connery 01/24/2008 6 5 1 -
New Hampshire Youth Vote Doubles; Clinton Eats Into Obama's Base
Cross posted from Future Majority In yesterday's New Hampshire primary, turnout among young voters doubled over 2004 levels. With almost all ...
Michael Connery 01/08/2008 11 12 - -
Clinton Finance Committee Member Trashing Young Voters, Delegitimizing Iowa Caucus
Cross posted from Future Majority In the wake of her loss to Barack Obama in Iowa, and defeat among younger voters by a margin of more than 5-1, ...
Michael Connery 01/07/2008 52 7 - 2
Youth Vote in Iowa Triples: Young Voters Prove the Naysayers Wrong
(From the diaries - georgia10) Barack Obama may be riding the momentum of a caucus win into New Hampshire, but the real winner in tonight's Iowa caucus was young voters. It's been a long ...
Michael Connery 01/03/2008 155 41 9 309
Student Caucusing Update: Clinton's New Statement, Media Pushes Back
Update: Someone just reminded me that tomorrow is the Democratic Debate sponsored by the Des Moines Register , David Yepsen's paper. I'd encourage all candidates to make strong pro-...
Michael Connery 12/12/2007 32 26 - 22
Half the Democrats Don't Support Iowa Students; Yepsen Attacks Obama (Again)
(From the diaries -- kos) Update: Rock the Vote has issued a statement. If this is ...
Michael Connery 12/11/2007 454 149 6 328
Dodd's Statement; Student Caucusing as a Voting Rights Issue
Cross posted at Future Majority . Update: Matt Browner-Hamlin from the Dodd campaign emailed me to say that the issue here is the timing of ...
Michael Connery 12/07/2007 19 22 - 21
Hillary Retracts Her Comments; Yepsen Keeps Hammering Away
Last weekend, Hillary Clinton and Chris Dodd both issued statements casting doubt on the legitimacy of students "from out of state" caucusing on January 3rd in their university precincts.
Michael Connery 12/06/2007 95 38 - 26
The Problem With (Some Blogging About) Youth Activism
Cross posted from Future Majority . Courtney Martin, who has been writing some interesting ...
Michael Connery 11/21/2007 6 5 - 21
Cheat Sheet for Journalists: 11 Tips For Reporting the Youth Vote
Cross posted from Future Majority . It’s getting rather tiring, correcting one shoddy media report on the youth vote after another. This ...
Michael Connery 11/20/2007 9 19 2 164
YDA Day 3: Can't Get No Respect
This is the third in a series of reports on the YDA Fall Conference. Parts I and II are here.
Michael Connery 11/19/2007 6 3 - 7
YDA Day 2: Building Consensus
Cross posted at Future Majority . There’s a strange dynamic going on here. The conference is in part hosted by the New Hampshire Democratic ...
Michael Connery 11/17/2007 11 5 1 7
YDA Day 1: Manchester United (behind Hillary)
Cross-posted at Future Majority . This weekend I’m at ...
Michael Connery 11/16/2007 10 5 - 9
The Long March: November 2007 Edition
Cross posted at Future Majority . In the past I've written about the Long March , the rate at ...
Michael Connery 11/12/2007 2 2 - -
DNC Youth Outreach Not Walking the Walk
Cross-posted at Future Majority . I just ...
Michael Connery 10/25/2007 10 10 - 138
Kossacks Under 35: Polling Young Voters
Kossacks Under 35 is a weekly diary series designed to create a community within DailyKos that focuses on ...
Michael Connery 10/18/2007 40 22 1 11
MTV's Latino Outreach: Partners Matter
Cross posted at Future Majority . I've heaped praise on MTV over the past month for their ...
Michael Connery 10/06/2007 10 6 - 131
Young Evangelicals Abandon Bush; Third Party in '08?
Cross posted at Future Majority . A new report ...
Michael Connery 10/01/2007 25 13 - 134
New Broderism: Apathetic Youngsters Face Barriers to Voting
Cross posted at Future Majority . In the Sunday Washington Post, David Broder - the Dean of political journalism and purveyor of Beltway ...
Michael Connery 09/25/2007 13 19 2 138
MySpace and MTV's Innovative Election Coverage
Cross posted at Future Majority . The details of the much blogged about MySpace/MTV candidate forums were released today, and the potential is huge.
Michael Connery 08/23/2007 5 4 - 10
If Iowa Moves, is Obama Screwed?
Cross posted at Future Majority It appears that our shifting primary schedule may be throwing a wrench into the gears of the Obama ...
Michael Connery 08/20/2007 42 2 - 2
Kossacks Under 35: Building a Progressive Youth Movement
Hello fellow Kossacks Under 35. It's been a while since I've been around these parts (though I've popped in as a lurker now and again), so let me reintroduce myself. I've been involved in ...
Michael Connery 08/16/2007 41 26 - 33
Fox Attacks Clinton, Misrepresents Young and College Dems
Cross posted with some video at Future Majority . Alexandra Acker, Executive Director of the Young Democrats writes in to note that Fox News once ...
Michael Connery 07/31/2007 5 9 - 17
Update: Nelson-Burr Amendment to Higher Education Bill
Cross posted at Future Majority and MyDD . Another update on Nelson-Burr (aka the ...
Michael Connery 07/19/2007 8 8 - 21
Tell Ben Nelson and the Democrats Hands Off Student Aid (Updated)
I've updated this with the list of Democrats who might side with Nelson and the corporate lenders. Last week, most student organizations rejoiced as the Democrats shepherded the Cost of ...
Michael Connery 07/18/2007 16 20 - 40
Obama Rocks the New FaceBook, but Doesn't Want Your Money
Cross posted at Future Majority If you haven't heard yet, FaceBook just shook things up big time ...
Michael Connery 05/26/2007 8 7 - 18
Mapping the Progressive Politics/Social Justice Divide (PIC)
Cross posted at Future ...
Michael Connery 05/22/2007 6 5 - 5
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