For Immediate Release:
April 25, 2023
Biden will be victorious again if young people and issues they care about most are front and center in his 2024 campaign for president.
WASHINGTON – Following President Biden’s announcement of his 2024 reelection campaign, the Alliance for Youth Action is reemphasizing the importance of engaging young people across the nation to propel a victory and realize true progressive change.
Responding to the announcement, Alliance for Youth Action Executive Director Dakota Hall released the following statement:
“As a young person, I recognize that President Biden’s election victory would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication of fellow young activists who tirelessly organized and mobilized voters in 2020. Despite facing targeted voter restriction policies, young people showed up in record numbers and secured a Democratic win. Similarly, in 2022, young people once again demonstrated their political power, creating a ‘youth wave’ that helped Democrats win in critical battleground states.”
“Now, as President Biden throws his hat in the ring, making him the presumptive Democratic nominee for 2024, we must acknowledge that young people have earned a seat at the table. President Biden’s presidential campaign must include Black, Indigenous, Latino, and Asian young people as a central pillar to its reelection efforts and strategy, putting real money and real resources towards mobilization of youth voters of color. And young people must not understate our impact.
“The administration understands this. That’s why last summer President Biden proposed up to $20,000 debt cancellation for students across the country. Albeit, we are still fighting for all our loans to be canceled.
“Let us acknowledge the dedicated young organizers who are instrumental in the landmark achievements of the Biden administration. Recent electoral victories by Democrats have underscored the critical role of young people. By continuing to prioritize and empower young voters, we have shown this nation we can build a better, more equitable future.”
“Our Alliance for Youth Action network has been organizing young people across the country in battleground states like; Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, and Wisconsin. These states will be crucial in 2024 and beyond. Within these communities, our grit and imaginations have led to tangible, real results. These wins do not operate in a vacuum and will surely be top of mind as young people go to the ballot in 2024.
“We must boldly say – as young people go, so goes the nation. We look forward to pushing President Biden to center his campaign on the nation’s youth and future generations. If that priority comes to fruition, Democrats and young people will have plenty to celebrate in November 2024.”
If you are interested in speaking with Dakota Hall and/or leaders from across the Alliance for Youth Action Network, please reach out to Carmel Pryor, Vice President of Communications and Engagement (email@example.com).