Twenty-five years ago, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 banned incarcerated students from accessing Pell Grants and essentially gutted higher education opportunities in prison. The federal Pell Grant program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate students in order to promote access to postsecondary education; anyone...
Tell Congress We're Still in on the Paris Climate Agreement
Congress has a chance to bar federal funds from being used in withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. Tell them you're still in the fight against climate change!
Don't Let the Trump Administration Roll Back Criminal Justice Reform
The Trump administration wants to force federal job applicants to divulge information on their participation in programs that help people avoid prison. Don't let that happen.
REPORT: Pro-Voter Reforms Were Key to Young Americans Voting in the 2018 Elections
Using the AVR and preregistration programs in Oregon and California as examples, along with new data from the 2018 midterm elections, this report illustrates the success these policies have had in registering eligible young people to vote and increasing their civic participation.
In the 2018 Midterms 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.