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Youth movement appears strong in both parties

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ST. PAUL -- Young faces were plentiful at the Pepsi Center in Denver as the Democratic National Convention kicked off Monday.

Of course, there is nothing unusual about youths attending a political convention. The catch politicians find is that beyond a few youthful activists, young Americans tend not to vote, even in the nation-leading turnout state of Minnesota.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.