The Alliance for Youth Action grows progressive people power across America by empowering local young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correct injustices through on-the-ground organizing.

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These are the values that drive our work and the local organizing that puts these values into action.

The Alliance Network

The Alliance is the Voltron of youth-led local organizations across America. Each has its own local flavor, and each organization answers to its community’s young people. But all our groups work together to turn out our generation, and turn up the political voice of young Americans. Check out these magic marvels:

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Alliance pick-me-up: Innovative Organizing, New Staff

Like many, the Alliance for Youth Action has had to shift and re-align our work in the wake of the COVID-19 health emergency. But just like the young people that make up our network, we remain nimble, flexible, and innovative to meet the challenges of this uncertain time.  Network Actions in Response to COVID-19 In […]

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Alliance for Youth Action Urges Congress to Cancel Student Loan Debt in the Midst of Healthcare Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC — The Alliance for Youth Action network demands leaders in Washington pass the emergency student loan payment and relief plan proposed by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA), Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Development Ranking Member Sherrod Brown […]

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Alliance for Youth Action Demands Action to Protect Democracy in the Midst of Healthcare Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC — The Alliance for Youth Action network demands leaders in Washington and our state capitals respond to the threat of COVID-19 by not only combatting its spread, but also addressing its impact on our democracy.  Senator Ron Wyden from Oregon has introduced legislation to mandate that all states allow vote by mail for […]

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The Alliance Network in the Primaries

*Updated Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 During the primary season, Alliance network organizations did what they do best – mobilize young voters. Whether it be throwing parties at the polls or handing out voter guides, these organizations do the work every single day to make sure our democracy is more accessible to young people. Learn more […]

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Sister organization launches +1 the Polls

We already know that young people are a powerful political force in 2020, but young people cannot vote if they cannot access the ballot box. Since 2012, over 1,000 polling locations have closed and we’ve had enough. Our sister organization, Alliance for Youth Organizing,  launched a brand new initiative with MTV, Campus Vote Project, and […]

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Full Poll Results: Young voters are motivated by issues

In June of 2019, we polled young Democratic Primary voters and found that they cared more about big, bold policy change than simply defeating Donald Trump. Now, the primaries are here and this issue-focus is still the driving force for young voters.  In our latest poll with HIT Strategies, we found that 59% of young […]

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