At the Alliance, we know there are no “off-years” when it comes to elections and civic engagement. In 2021, we saw a year full of local-level victories and tremendous internal growth. Alliance Network organizations engaged their communities ahead of important municipal elections as we deepened capacity building through new leadership development, cohort collaboration, and team expansion.
While we always knew that 2020 would be challenging, we never could have imagined all that our network would hold as they rose up to meet the moment and move our country forward. The resiliency, innovation, hustle, and joy that young organizers summoned made 2020 one for the history books.
There’s no such thing as an “off-year” when building political power for young people. 2019 was a year full of winning issue advocacy, powerful electoral engagement, and getting ready for the biggest election year of our lifetimes.
We must build our collective power not only during election cycles, but year-round. In 2018, we grew our campaigns and movements, built strong organizations, and won power for young people every single day.
In 2016, we were still the “Bus Federation” but our mission was the same. We organized our generation because this nation must move forward, and our democracy must survive and thrive. This is why we vote. This is why we build. This is why we fight.
The Alliance for Youth Organizing did not release an annual report in 2017
National Youth Survey | January 2022
Alliance for Youth Organizing, in collaboration with Civiqs, surveyed young voters ages 17 – 39 nationwide from across the political spectrum. We asked how they feel about the country’s future, what policies the Biden Administration should prioritize, how they plan to engage this year leading up to the midterm elections, and more.