Youth might not be going to the polls in vast numbers, but that doesn’t mean they don’t care about making change in their communities, and in the national issues that affect their lives.
According to a recent study by the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics, youth are actively expressing their opinions on social and political issues through blogs and other social media.
One of the decisions Californians will make this June 5th is whether or not to change the amount of time legislators serve in office, mostly to lessen their terms from 14 years to 12. Prop 28 says that should happen, opponents disagree. As the discussion over legislative term limits heats up, the question at the core of Prop 28 is how long Californians think their representatives should represent them. Should they be left to serve longer and become more established as legislators? Or, should there be an encouragement of new blood in the State Assembly and Senate?
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the Republican Party. With the 2012 election cycle ramping up, we’re asking some fundamental questions: Who is the base of the Republican Party? Who’s leading it? Who’s paying the bills? How has the party changed over the years and what are its principles and goals? Join us at 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. What is your opinion of the Republican Party? And what do you want to know about it? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.