young people

State

Democrats pass independents, can’t overtake GOP in voter registration

Arizona Democrats registered more new voters in the last election cycle than any other party, moving ahead of independents in registration for the first time in 10 years – but still failing to overtake Republicans. Democrats registered 226,579 new voters from 2018 to 2020 to reach 1.38 million voters, or 32.2% of the total, according

Politics

Youth advocacy groups kept voters safe and informed on Election Day

Young people stepped up on two fronts this Election Day: volunteering to replace older poll workers who feared exposure to COVID-19 and pushing more of their peers – an age group with historically low turnout – to register and vote. Across the Southwest, such organizations as Future Leaders of America, California Campus Vote Project and

COVID-19

Grappling with loss of life and connection, Native youth become leaders of tomorrow

Editor’s Note: Coronavirus has devastated Native American communities and put a spotlight on some long-standing problems in Indian Country that have made this pandemic that much worse. But at the grassroots level, everyday heroes have stepped up to help. Part of a series. In March, Tawny Jodie was preparing to travel to Israel for her

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