Monday, November 10, 2008

Your Call 111108 Who voted?

Voter turnout was a big story in Election 2008 -- so what do we know about who really turned up at the polls? On the next Your Call, we'll take a look at voting blocks, including young voters, African-Americans and Latinos and find out who played a crucial role in the presidential election. Five southern states set records for voter turnout and we saw second largest youth vote in history. So what kind of lasting impact could these new voters have on the future of politics? It's Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests: Peter Levine, Director of Research and Director of CIRCLE, the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning & Engagement at Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University

Mark Lopez, Associate Director of the Pew Hispanic Center

Brendan McGarry, Deputy News Editor at Army Times

Click to Listen: Who voted?

1 comment:

searchless1 said...

Seems to me that addressing "the economy" will have a rightening effect on many of the separate issues we are personally committed to, within the mess President Obama & America’s citizens have been handed.

In response to the X/Y generation caller’s request for action oriented, online means for participation in our government. I recommended (on air) Obama's website for "directly" communicating with him, jobs, etc:

BUT, was unable to mention the other one. One I have been looking for, that has a strong coalition of well-known, long-established Progressive voices in America. That will undoubtedly attract a huge response; therefore carry a strong message to the administration, of issues that we are committed to having addressed by them. One thing we learned from the GOP is that a unified, strong voice is necessary. Only now, it will come from the people!

I implore youth to understand that voting alone doesn’t make a democracy. In order to have integrity, a democracy requires citizen participation (even when it's tedious and boring) otherwise; we end up with... what we have.

Check out the signatories!! A POWERHOUSE.
Noam Chomsky
Howard Zinn
Marilyn Clement
Naomi Klein
Medea Benjamin
Arun Gupta
Frances Fox Piven
Brooke Lehman
Stanley Aronowitz,....