Meghan Keenan

Meghan Keenan

Title

Campus Coordinator

Email

mkeenan@redalertpolitics.com

Fun Fact

She is a health and fitness enthusiast who enjoys being active, exploring new places and teaching herself how to cook.

Meghan Keenan is the Campus Coordinator at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from the great state of Illinois, and graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013, with a degree in journalism. Previously, she worked in public relations, and she is also a former Red Alert intern.

Articles From Meghan

Ryan’s pitch to millennials: GOP ideas over “pandering politicians and populists”

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House Speaker Paul Ryan was aware that he wasn’t in the most welcoming company at Georgetown University on Wednesday. Ryan began his speech with a question: “Why support Republicans?” Students in the crowd responded with a collective laugh. While he carefully avoided conveying any specific opinions about the Republican presidential candidates, Ryan made a case […]

Billionaire liberal using super PAC to buy millennial vote for $25 million

Associated Press

Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer is spending big bucks to influence the 2016 election, and he is banking on millennials — who make up a growing share of the electorate and tend to be passionate about climate change — to provide a return on his investment. The billionaire announced Monday that his super PAC will spend $25 […]

NY Judge: Trump University fraud case is going to trial

Donald Trump listens as he is introduced at a news conference in New York in 2005, where he then announced the establishment of Trump University (Associated Press)

A New York judge announced that the fraud case against Donald Trump’s defunct real estate “university” will move forward, despite the Republican front-runner’s attempts to get the charges against him thrown out. Fox News reported that New York County Supreme Court Judge Cynthia Kern decided the case would go to trial at a hearing on Tuesday. Although any […]

Adulting: Millennials rely on parents for money, and the Internet for everything else

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“Just Google it,” is the simple answer to so many questions for today’s tech-savvy millennial. While beneficial, having the whole Internet world at our fingertips has also eliminated the need to ask the people we actually know for explanations and advice. This has led to an interesting dynamic between millennials and their parents. Young adults tend to rely […]

48% of millennials refuse to identify as Republican or Democrat

Associated Press

The number of Americans who identify themselves as politically independent (39 percent) is currently at its highest point in more than 75 years of Pew Research polling. This trend is particularly apparent among the millennial generation, 48 percent of whom identified as independent in the latest survey. Millennials are still the most Democratic age cohort, and […]

Millennial RNC delegate: Trump supporters “lying, deceiving, smearing” CO grassroots

Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Colorado Republican State Convention, in Colorado Springs, Colo., Saturday, April 9, 2016.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Two separate groups of Colorado activists will gather outside the state Republican Party headquarters on Friday: A group largely made up of Trump supporters, calling themselves “Colorado Votes Matter” will be protesting the state party, while another group will hold a rally in support of the Colorado GOP. “You can disagree with the caucus process and […]

GOP ‘Millennial Task Force’ offers solutions to college affordability, completion rates

Image via Twitter/@HurdOnTheHIll

For Lauren Kent, a student at Jefferson Community College in upstate New York, the pursuit of higher education has been a long and difficult journey. At age 17, without financial assistance from her parents, Kent was unable to justify taking on the large amount of debt required to earn her degree; therefore she joined the […]

Conservative women’s response to ‘Equal Pay Day’? Real solutions, not rhetoric

Lynne Sladky/Associated Press

In conjunction with this year’s “Equal Pay Day,” or the day it has been determined that women’s average earnings “catch up” to men’s earnings from the previous year, the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) released a report of suggested policy reforms to address the unique set of challenges currently facing women in the workplace. Rather than […]

Did Walker’s tough voter ID law ‘suppress’ youth vote in Wisconsin? Not likely

Students wait in long lines as register and vote at UW-Eau Claire Davies Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Eu Claire, Wis.  Wisconsin voters are expected to turn out Tuesday in large numbers for the presidential primary and statewide races.(Dan Reiland/The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram via AP)

“If there’s a large voter turnout, we will win here,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told Wisconsin supporters on the eve of the state’s critical primary race. Many Democrats argued that Wisconsin’s newly implemented voter ID law would disenfranchise many of the college students who make up Sanders’ strongest voting base. They predicted that Wisconsin’s voter ID law, which has […]

Michelle Fields receives creepy death threats from Trump supporters [AUDIO]

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Bruises have now turned into death threats for Michelle Fields, the 28-year-old reporter who charged Donald Trump’s campaign manager Corey Lewandowski with battery, after he grabbed her at a news conference last month. TheBlaze obtained audio of a call recently received by Fields, in which an individual threatened to slit her throat unless she dropped the […]

‘Fiscal’ or ‘physical’? New bill to stop “daily” term confusion in Missouri legislature

Image via Twitter/@TracyMcCreery

The Missouri House of Representatives has made some important changes to the state budget recently, including a large cut to the University of Missouri system and defunding Planned Parenthood, in preparation for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The only problem is, some Missouri lawmakers are confused about the semantics. Missouri Rep. Tracy McCreery […]

Can #HotDebateGuy save Kasich at the convention? [Exclusive]

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This week, the Kasich campaign announced the appointment of 24-year-old California native Gregory Caruso (aka #HotDebateGuy) to chair his national youth outreach effort. “Governor Kasich has a proven record, he is forward thinking and he is ready to bring real change to Washington,” Caruso said in a press release from the campaign. “I am both […]

Poll: 70% of American women don’t like Donald Trump

AP

A Donald Trump nomination could be the best possible scenario for Hillary Clinton; the latest polling numbers of female voters spell almost certain defeat for the GOP if Trump faces Clinton in November. A March NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll showed almost half (47 percent) of Republican female primary voters said they would not vote for […]

Money over motherhood? What millennial women really want in the workplace

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A new global study found that the top reason for millennial women to leave their jobs was to take a higher paying job elsewhere. Factors closely following included lack of development, and shortage of meaningful work. These results have been highly covered by the media, as they differ from previous research suggesting men are the ones driven by promotions […]

Retired female marine: “Sticking women in the infantry is going to cause lethal problems”

AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Elizabeth Flores

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has approved final plans to officially open all combat and special operations positions to women on April 1, and decided there would be no exceptions to the Pentagon mandate announced in December. However, the debate on this issue is far from over, and both men and women — from lawmakers to war veterans, […]

20-year-old college student elected 2016 RNC delegate

via Michael Hensley

It’s hard enough to get the average college student to vote in a presidential election, let alone participate in the nominating process. But 20-year-old Michael Hensley is not your average college student. The University of Tennessee political science major is one of the youngest delegates headed to the Republican National Convention this summer in Cleveland, […]

Thank Trump? Youth primary turnout breaks 2008 records

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Youth turnout in the March 15 primaries broke 2008 records, according to a report from the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). Florida saw the most substantial increase; nearly twice as many 18- to 29-year-olds voted in Tuesday’s primary compared to 2008. Illinois and North Carolina also saw significant increases […]

‘Fake America’s Great Again!’: West Wing actor launches weekly podcast recapping all 156 episodes

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Fans of the hit TV series The West Wing haven’t had a reason to get excited since the show ended in 2006 — but the die-hard fans who continue to re-watch old episodes of the political drama finally have something new to look forward to. Joshua Malina, the actor fans know as Will Bailey, is […]

“Bimbo, dog, fat pig”: Women use Trump’s own words in devastating new ad [VIDEO]

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Reading a list of the offensive comments Donald Trump has made about women is one thing — while hearing them read aloud by women is another. A new ad released today by Our Principles PAC may serve as a gut-check for voters who are considering supporting Trump in Tuesday’s primary races. In the ad, women of […]

Millennial poll: Why the GOP is doomed in 2016

Curran Wood, center, of Orlando, Fla. and other supporters cheer while waiting in line to attend a campaign rally with Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in Kissimmee, Fla., Thursday, March 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

In yet another indication that the Republican Party is doomed with young voters in 2016, the most recent national survey from pollster Frank Luntz found that Republican candidates are barely even on the radar for first and second-time voters aged 18 to 26. Young voters are already having a noticeable impact on the 2016 presidential […]