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.

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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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Hot Updates

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NYT Opinion: How Democrats Can Win the Youth Vote in November

This opinion piece explores the peer-to-peer organizing work young people in the Alliance for Youth Action network do every day. This grassroots organizing work must be invested in if the Democratic Party wants to win the youth vote in November. Read the full article written by Rainesford Stauffer here.

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#1 Issue for young voters: Systemic racism and discrimination

Over the past few weeks, young people have taken to the streets, city council meetings, school board meetings, and more demanding we defend Black lives and dismantle white supremacy. According to our recent poll with Change Research, young people plan on bringing these same demands to the ballot box in November.

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Defund the Police. Defend Black Lives.

As a multiracial network focused on building political power with young people across the country, we stand in solidarity with the thousands of young leaders taking to the streets to demand justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and David McAtee who were murdered by the police. These names are the latest in a […]

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8 Ways to be an At-Home Organizer: Lessons from Our Network

Staying at home and practicing social distancing has been our new normal for nearly two months now. But this has not stopped the Alliance from organizing young people to build political power. Every organization in the Alliance network has found new and innovative ways to transform their events, programming, and local organizing work to fit our new reality. Here are 8 innovative tactics Alliance network organizations are using right now to mobilize young people.

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Throwback: 2019 was no “off-year” for us

We may be staying home to flatten the curve, but we do not want to miss the opportunity to reflect and celebrate what an amazing year 2019 was for the Alliance network. To us, there is no such thing as an “off-year” when building young people’s political power. The Alliance for Youth Action network organizes 365 days a year, every year. For proof, look no further than our 2019 Annual Report!

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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.

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