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
  • Engage Miami
  • Forward Montana
  • Georgia Shift
  • Leaders Igniting Transformation
  • Minnesota Youth Collective
  • MOVE Texas
  • Next Up
  • New Era Colorado
  • Ohio Student Association
  • Washington Bus

Youth Organizing Partners

  • Detroit Action
  • Loud Light
  • Michigan Student Power Network
  • Mississippi Votes
  • New Hampshire Youth Movement
  • North Carolina Asian Americans Together
  • Poder in Action
  • Virginia Student Power Network
  • Youth Progressive Policy Group

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The Alliance is powered by the bottomless energy and the dollars and sense of beautiful brainy supporters like you.

Hot Updates

Alliance Poll Press Release

New Poll Finds Young Dem Voters Very Engaged But Dem Candidates’ Outreach Lackluster

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Thursday, February 6th PRESS WASHINGTON— Young voters are very likely to vote in their state’s presidential primary, but have yet to be wooed by any single Democratic presidential candidate — making young voters the key swing vote in this primary contest. This is according to a recent poll of young registered voters […]

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Jacque Grimsley, Dawn Boudwin, Kiersten Iwai

Exciting News from the Alliance!

2020 is going to be a massive year for our organization and national network. We will be working non-stop to ensure Alliance organizations have everything they need to mobilize and turnout the largest voting bloc in the country. This is why we are excited to announce two brand new leadership roles at the Alliance, Deputy […]

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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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