We are scrappy. We are fierce. We don’t get tired. And We Win.

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.

Poppin' Campaigns

By beefing up local youth organizing and forcing the needs of our generation to the forefront of the political conversation, we are building progressive youth power for real.

E Pluribus Awesome

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:

  • Chicago Votes
  • Detroit Action
  • Engage Miami
  • Forward Montana
  • Georgia Shift
  • Leaders Igniting Transformation
  • Loud Light
  • Michigan Student Power Network
  • Minnesota Youth Collective
  • MOVE Texas
  • Next Up

  • New Era Colorado
  • New Hampshire Youth Movement
  • North Carolina Asian Americans Together
  • Ohio Student Association
  • Pennsylvania Student Power Network
  • Poder in Action
  • Virginia Student Power Network
  • Washington Bus
  • Youth Progressive Policy Group

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Hot Updates

Collage of presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker, and Elizabeth Warren

NYT Opinion: These 7 Million Young People Can Beat Trump

Melanye Price, professor and author, wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times about how powerful young voters will be for the 2020 election and the need to invest in youth-focused organizations like the Alliance for Youth Action. Click here to read the full article on

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2019 Election Recap blog

2019 Election Recap 🗳

Did you see the Alliance mentioned in this New York Times opinion piece earlier this month? Young people are the key to the White House in 2020 and the Alliance network organizes daily to ensure young people turn out. We know there is no such thing as an “off-year” and that every election counts – […]

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One Year Out quote from Sarah Audelo

One Year Out

It’s Election Day! And we are one year out from one of the most important elections of our lifetimes. More eyes than ever will be on the 2020 race and while some may say that young people won’t turn out, we see every day how young people are leading change at the ballot box and […]

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Young organizers registering young people to vote for National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day Recap

(Voter registration number has been updated) This week, we celebrated one of our largest National Voter Registration Days (NVRD) ever! Organizations from the Alliance network registered 5,897 people to vote! In addition to registering the hell out of young people, our network also reached 1.2 million people online. But the real magic happens in the […]

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New Era Colorado organizers registering young people to vote

Summer is for organizing

In the Alliance network, organizing work is seen as not only a pathway to change, but a leadership development opportunity for hundreds of young leaders each year. That is why Alliance orgs do not take a break in the summer. Instead, they run summer programming to continue building youth political power year-round. Here are snapshots […]

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Headshots of Billy Koontz, Mariella Villacorta, and Kenny Myers

The team just keeps getting bigger

The Alliance network has been winning some major victories and scaling work to new heights. In order to match the brilliance and growth in our network, we need a national team and board that are just as awesome. We are thrilled to introduce to you all the newest members of the Alliance national staff and […]

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