Young Americans

Why Don't Young Jews Rock The Vote?

It’s too true that we can only appreciate something once we’ve lost it. I’m talking about voting and I’m talking about my generation.

As young Americans (cue the David Bowie song – thought: maybe I don’t belong in my generation?) I was expecting extreme campaigning and political activism on campus. I go to a school that at one point earned the moniker Berkeley East. Sadly, in 2012, voter registration is just too laborious of a process for students to care.

Voting should be thrilling, but something's keeping young Jews from caring. Getty Images
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