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:

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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

+1 the polls launch

Sister organization launches +1 the Polls

We already know that young people are a powerful political force in 2020, but young voters cannot flex their political power 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 […]

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young voters are motivated by issues

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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Youth Voter Poll Results

Alliance for Youth Action and HIT Strategies Release Full Poll Results of Youth Voter Poll

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:February 18, 2020 PRESS CONTACT:Carmel PryorSenior Director of Communications  WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Alliance for Youth Action, in collaboration with HIT Strategies, released the full results of their youth voter poll. The poll found that almost half of those polled do not identify with either political party; that young voters do not […]

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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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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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