We are launching a national campaign to get our Blueprint in the hands of candidates and officials at every level—from City Hall to the White House. We are not alone in challenging decision-makers to rethink how they engage young people. We are joining with supporters—from climate justice organizers, to higher education advocates to those fighting in the movement for Black Lives—who all share our belief in elevating the next generation to help reimagine the rules. The campaign includes coordinated action across the country, with a focus on Virginia, Colorado, Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, and North Carolina.
It matters not only what rules are written but who writes the rules. It shapes our public dialogue, legislation, and priorities. Yet the young people who will inherit the repercussions of today’s decisions aren’t in the room when they’re made—a reality that impacts participation rates and policy outcomes. The barriers that perpetuate the status quo of a disenchanted and unreliable voting bloc are real, but not insurmountable with some creativity and political muscle. We have a few ideas on how to get started: