This is how we build for the long haul

The power of peer-to-peer organizing to turn out the youth vote is amplified when supported by us all. In 2020, despite a pandemic, historic uprising, and economic crisis, young organizers innovated and transformed events, relationship building, and local organizing work to meet the moment. And we won. Take a deeper look into some of the youth-led, grassroots organizing from our network that broke youth voter turnout records and propelled President-elect Biden to victory.

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How President-elect Biden can meet the demands of young people

There would be no Biden-Harris victory without young voters, and specifically young voters of color. On January 20, 2021, when President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris are sworn in, the young voters who elected them will continue the fight for a big, bold policy agenda. It is crucial that those demands are centered by the new Administration. Our latest poll with Civiqs of young progressive voters in battleground states shows just what that bold future looks like.

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Local youth organizing won a brighter future for us all

The voters have decided. More Americans have voted for Joe Biden than any candidate in US history, and he has surpassed the 270 electoral college threshold to confirm his election as president. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will be the next president and vice president of the United States. And it was young people – and specifically youth of color – who took their organizing from the streets to the ballot box to save our democracy.

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The youth vote is flexing its power

We are one week out from Election Day and young people are already winning. Five million young voters have already cast their ballot and many more are expected to vote early ahead of November 3rd. By mask or by mail at the ballot box, drop box, or mailbox, Generation Z and Millennials are already voting in high numbers – but we take nothing for granted because this is the most important election of our lifetimes.

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How VP Biden Can Earn Our Vote

These are the results from a monthly polling series the Alliance is conducting of young persuadable voters, aged 18-39, in battleground states ahead of the 2020 General Election. Our poll surveys how young voters view Vice President Biden, their concerns during the Coronavirus, campaign contact rates, and more. As we near Election Day, we are using these poll results to better inform our organizing work and national campaigns

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Latinx Organizers of the Alliance Network

During Latinx Heritage month, we are uplifting the work and achievements of young Latinx organizers and activists across the country fighting for a better future. In the Alliance for Youth Action, there are countless Latinx organizers working in their community, getting out the vote, and pushing for progressive policy. Here are just a few of those organizers and their stories.

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National Voter Registration Day

This year, NVRD was more important than ever. The coronavirus has drastically changed the way many organizations, including organizations in the Alliance network, conduct voter registration work. The mass mobilization on NVRD to register voters was critical to getting our country safely registered and #VoteReady.

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5 Ways to Protect Democracy

We are experiencing long lines at polling locations, a national shortage of poll workers, and efforts to suppress the youth vote. Our democracy is under attack. The Alliance for Youth Action network organizes every day to protect our democracy. Now, in the middle of the election season, we need your help.

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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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