TOOLKIT: Fix Our Rigged Democracy

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In 2018 young people helped elect the most diverse Congress in the history of the United States. Our new House of Representatives is  already delivering by restoring openness and unity in Congress with the “For the People Act” or H.R.1. This new, comprehensive set of reforms will strengthen our democracy, end big donor dark money in politics, and ensure voting is accessible, efficient, and fair. What can you do to voice your support for change to  Congress? Check out some tools and resources from our partners and allies below. No matter how much time you have, every action counts!
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Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America

Articles

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.
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Generation Without Representation: Young People Severely Underrepresented Among Legislators

Reports

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.
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