Tag: young voters

Huge day for Voters from Congress

“Today was a huge victory for us,” Matt Segal the Executive Director of the Student Association of Student Empowerment (SAVE) said Thursday evening in an interview after testifying before the House Administration Committee on voting rights for young people. This was the culmination of 5 months of SAVE members and volunteers working the Hill in…

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Voter Protection Key to Legislation Today

UPDATE: Shakowsky just announced it on the House Floor in the late night session about 30 minutes ago. At a time when organizations across the country are focused on increasing voter registration, the Student Association for Voter Empowerment (SAVE) has worked hard to make sure that when those newly registered voters go to the polls,…

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Upclose Activism

The Center for Community Change’s Sally Kohn has a piece today about the passionate Millennial activism that is taking place online and the extent to which it happens off line. We’ve kinda heard this complaint before with Thomas Friedman’s Generation Q piece that slammed the Millennial Generation for not being disgusted enough by our contemporary…

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Interest Rates on Student Loans Drop

Beginning July 1st, the first phase of largest college aid expansion in six decades kicks in, according to a release sent out from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. This was part of the number of bills pushed through Congress in 2006 when the New Direction Congress rolled into town. In efforts to help middle class…