2023 State of the Union: The Issues Young People Want Biden to Address

It’s that time of the year again! President Biden will address the nation on Tuesday, February 7th at 9pm ET with his second State of the Union speech. If you’re viewing live, join the Alliance Team for a bit of fun with our State of the Union BINGO!

We’ll also be live-reacting over on Twitter all evening so don’t miss out! Be sure to follow the Alliance on all of our social channels.

The youth vote was essential to many progressive wins we saw in the midterms, so we’ll be tuning in to ensure that President Biden is aligned with the issues and values we voted for in 2022. While we have seen some success thus far into Biden’s term, a lot still needs to be addressed before we head back into another general election year. Tonight, young voters will be eagerly waiting to hear Biden’s vision for addressing issues important to us as we enter the second half of his presidential term. 

Here are some of the issues Alliance Network youth organizers work on 365 days a year that  we hope Biden will address tonight: 

  • Voting rights
  • Abortion access
  • Economic justice
  • Restorative justice
  • Policing
  • Student debt
  • Climate action

Don’t forget to tune into the Alliance’s digital platforms later this week for a more in-depth look into the Alliance Network’s local organizing work across the country this year.