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Author: Jane Eisner
ISBN: 0807043435
Pages: 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press (August 27, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Government
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e-Book Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy epub download

by Jane Eisner



In Taking Back the Vote, Eisner asks the hard question-how can we truly embed voting in our culture? And she provides very compelling answers-among them, show young people why voting matters in their own lives and make voting a celebrated ritual

In Taking Back the Vote, Eisner asks the hard question-how can we truly embed voting in our culture? And she provides very compelling answers-among them, show young people why voting matters in their own lives and make voting a celebrated ritual. Volunteering is way up in America; now is the time to systematically reengage Americans in the basic, democratic act of voting. Eisner's engaging book offers powerful and fresh ideas that help point the wa. - -John M. Bridgeland, president and CEO of Civic Enterprises and former director of USA Freedom Corps.

Youth - United States - Political activity, Voting - United States. Boston : Beacon Press. vote : why young people don't vote today, and why the political establishment wants it that way - The service gap : why so many young people think community service is more effective than voting; which is a shame, because it isn't - "Hating politics is cool" : why young people know so little about government, and why that matters -. Virgin voters : what will it take to get young people engaged? Notes.

Eisner uses the historic 1972 legislation that gave eighteen-year-olds the right to vote Young people are volunteering in record numbers, but many of them don't vote. Eisner uses the historic 1972 legislation that gave eighteen-year-olds the right to vote as a starting point in her book, then she traces how and why young people have slowly stopped voting since that time.

Her book, Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in our Democracy, was published by BeaconĀ .

Her book, Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in our Democracy, was published by Beacon Press in 2004.

Vote : Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy. Jane Eisner has really done her homework on this one and compiled a book that can really make a difference.

Taking Back the Vote : Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy.

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Online and in print, the Forward is the authoritative source of news, opinion, arts and culture in the Jewish world. She is the author of Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy, published in 2004 by Beacon Press. Eisner is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Columbia School of Journalism and was a fellow of the Katharine Houghton Hepburn Center at Bryn Mawr College in its inaugural year. She lives in New York City with her husband, Dr. Mark Berger.

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In 2004, she published Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy.

Published in New York for a national readership, the Forward is the country's oldest and largest Jewish newspaper. Over the course of her long career, Eisner has broken many barriers. In 2004, she published Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy. The Forward has historically been regarded as a progressive, left-leaning newspaper with a strong focus on social issues, a legacy for which Eisner expressed enthusiasm.

Jane Eisner is an accomplished journalist, educator, non-profit leader and public speaker who is currently director of. .She is the author of Taking Back the Vote: Getting American Youth Involved in Our Democracy, published in 2004 by Beacon Press

Jane Eisner is an accomplished journalist, educator, non-profit leader and public speaker who is currently director of academic affairs at the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, overseeing the Masters of Arts program. She frequently contributes to The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, TIME, NPR, and other major news outlets.

Young people are volunteering in record numbers, but many of them don't vote. Why? In Taking Back the Vote, respected journalist and political commentator Jane Eisner analyzes this decline in voter participation and suggests concrete ways of reinvigorating our youth to get out and vote.Eisner uses the historic 1972 legislation that gave eighteen-year-olds the right to vote as a starting point in her book, then she traces how and why young people have slowly stopped voting since that time. But Eisner asserts that this trend of declining voter and political participation can be reversed, and it is up to parents, teachers, coaches, and others to make that happen. Civic education, Eisner feels, is the key to bringing young people back into the voting booths. High schools in particular need to be offering civic education in the same way that they offer music, math, or sports education. Registering to vote needs to be easier. The act of voting needs to be more fully recognized by society-perhaps through something like a First Vote ritual, which would mark a young person's coming of age as a voter.Filled with moving stories of kids becoming engaged as citizens as well as information for young people as they begin their civic involvement, Taking Back the Vote an inspiring resource for parents, teachers, community leaders, and all mentors who recognize the importance of empowering new voters.
Charyoll
One of the prerequisites of a democratic society is the right to suffrage; the right to choose the leaders that will make decisions in behalf of the people. It's really disappointing to know that the youth today are apathetic. this book is a wake up call to all parents who abandoned the active minds of their children. let's make our founding fathers proud by choosing the best candidate.
Rare
As a researcher of youth political participation I'm constantly on the look out for new and exciting reads. While this book is not so "scholarly" it is an excellent book. It makes some amazing points and is one of the best books I've read on youth participation. It's easy to read and is not geared towards researchers necessarily, which gives me hope that perhaps it will be read by someone other than scholars. It paints an accurate, yet depressing picture of political participation in America and offers very doable solutions to the problem. Jane Eisner has really done her homework on this one and compiled a book that can really make a difference. Bravo!