Washington, DC— It’s the buzz: Youth are participating in this year’s presidential elections in record numbers. Are this year’s presidential candidates reaching out to young people in ways their predecessors did not? Has the political debut of websites like YouTube, Facebook, and MySpace made politics more exciting or personal? And who are these politically engaged youth? What do they see as the most pressing issues facing the country? What do they look for in a candidate?
From now through the November 2008 election, WKCD will provide answers to these questions and more. We will:
So let’s get political. Welcome to Youth on the Trail!
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|Click here for links to some of the most active national organizations focused on engaging youth in the electoral process.|
|Click here for links to some of the hottest interactive and media websites tracking the 2008 campaign.|
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“There’s a radical—and wonderful—new idea here… that all children could and should be inventors of their own theories, critics of other people’s ideas, analyzers of evidence, and makers of their own personal marks on the world.”
– Deborah Meier, educator