Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Violence PreventionWith 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.
DemocracyDespite 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.
Criminal Justice Reform, Gun Violence PreventionWhat happens when a state forces the responsibility of gun violence solutions on nonprofits without accompanying legislation? Our staff traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to conduct interviews with several leaders who have dedicated their careers to reducing gun violence in their communities.