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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2019 annual report

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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MOVE Texas around VOTE sign

The Alliance Network in the Primaries

During the primary season, Alliance network organizations did what they do best – mobilize young voters. Whether it be throwing parties at the polls or handing out voter guides, these organizations do the work every single day to make sure our democracy is more accessible to young people.

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+1 the polls launch

Sister organization launches +1 the Polls

Our sister organization, Alliance for Youth Organizing, launched a brand new initiative with MTV, Campus Vote Project, and the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition called +1 the Polls — the first-ever national effort to create new polling sites on college campuses and in local communities for the 2020 primaries and general elections.

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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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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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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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