With inaction from federal and state leaders, young people are mobilizing to find and implement solutions to the issues that impact our generation. Gunfire is one of the top killers of young people in the United States, and young people understand that to end the gun violence epidemic, solutions must be placed in context with the criminal justice system and policing practices.
Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America
The 2018 midterm elections demonstrated the opportunity for young voters to fundamentally expand and reshape the electorate to be more diverse and progressive, as well as their ability to dramatically change the values of elected bodies.
Generation Without Representation: Young People Severely Underrepresented Among Legislators
Despite making up the largest potential voting bloc in the country today, young people are severely underrepresented at both the state and federal level. Our analysis found that despite young voters making up 34 percent of the U.S. electorate, only six percent of state legislators are 35 or younger. In other words, young people are facing a representation gap of 28 percent in state legislatures.
Working With and for Young People to Promote Progressive Solutions to Key Political and Social Challenges