By: Ben Shore
It seems that every election cycle brings with it a new discussion of how to rectify one of the most unfortunate facts about voting in America: Young people just don’t vote very often.
And when it comes to low-income youth, well, they really don’t vote at all.
For a long time, it was conventional wisdom that youth, especially low-income youth, either involved themselves in political activities such as rallies or protests, or they voted – but generally they didn’t do both. That was the explanation for why we see a lot of young people at rallies and protests but not a whole lot at the voting booth on Election Day. Read More