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Civic Engagement

Young People Deserve A Voice In Our Democracy

Join us as we work to ensure all Americans have access to the polls.

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Jacobi Crowley

Jacobi Crowley is a lot of things: he’s a crisis intervention counselor, a football and track coach, and a radio show host. And, now 25, in 2016 he also became the youngest-ever black Oklahoman to run for state elected office. Though he lost the race, he’s remained as active as ever in his ...

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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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Atlanta Student Coalition Releases “A New Appeal for Human Rights”

This morning, a coalition of student activists in Atlanta released “A New Appeal for Human Rights,” a powerful declaration that articulates the various human rights violations experienced by students from marginalized communities. The document is modeled after the original 1960 “Appeal for ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Local Business Owner And Activist Brittany Carmelle

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Brittany Carmelle is a 30-year-old activist and CEO of ...

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Meet The 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council

Our 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council is working hard in their communities to push fresh, unique ideas and progressive policy solutions into the movement for gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform.

VOICES

Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Student Activist Carly Grimes

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Carly Grimes is a 20-year-old junior at Pomona College ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Millennial City Council Member Zachary Ackerman

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Zachary Ackerman is currently a City Council member in ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Resistance Manual and Ourstates.org Co-Creator Aditi Juneja

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Amidst pursuing a law degree at NYU School of Law, ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With D.C. Judge And Education Activist Travis Nembhard

Travis Nembhard is the youngest judge in Washington, D.C. and is currently considering a run for the District of Columbia’s City Council. Generation Progress connected with Travis, a seasoned activist on education issues, to talk about what he’s learned from the White House to his local ...

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Young Resisters

Since the election of Donald Trump, we’ve seen a nearly unprecedented wave of progressive activism—much of it led, organized, and sustained by young people. While conservatives now lead across the White House, Congress, and the majority of state legislatures, young progressives are ...

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Building Tomorrow: The Need For Sustained Investment In America’s Progressive Youth

For far too long, progressive youth organizations have worked to elevate and center the voices of young people while lacking the funds to efficiently and fully transform young people’s progressive values into long-term progressive change.

VOICES

Five Reasons You Should Be Scared Of Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump’s Pick To Lead His Higher Education Task Force

In January, Donald Trump appointed Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead a new higher education task force put in place to roll back federal regulation over higher education. Many of these regulations were created by the Obama Administration to protect students from fraud, ensure high graduation rates, and ...

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