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The New Executive Director

We’re thrilled to be bringing on a brand new Executive Director, Sarah Audelo, who many of you already know from her work in national activist and youth organizing spaces. She’s smart, she’s driven, she gets it done. Who is she? Here’s a snapshot bio: A Latina who grew up in California’s central valley, Sarah served

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Dawn of a New Day

We are just days away from the 2018 Alliance Network Conference where we’re bringing together 24 of the best youth-led and centered grassroots organizing groups who are driving young people electoral engagement efforts this fall. We’ll be covering team management, operations and compliance, organizing electoral campaigns, fundraising, addressing anti-oppression internally and externally for our organizations,

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Field So Hard

Can you believe it’s already June? Summer is in full swing and so is our network. We’ve got some BIG updates and wins from across the country that we’re honored to uplift this week:  As part of the Ohio Organizing Collective, Alliance affiliate Ohio Student Association, is supporting a ballot initiative that will reclassify drug

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Announcing Our Newest Affiliate, Minnesota Youth Collective!

At the Alliance, we believe in building powerful youth organizing homes that are explicitly locally-led and youth-led. Which is why we are beyond excited to announce… Our board of directors just formally approved a new Alliance Affiliate and home for young organizers and activists in the Twin Cities – Minnesota Youth Collective! Young people are

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Check out the newest additions to our board

We are so blown away by the brilliant people who have joined our network in the last few weeks, including some amazing new Alliance Board Members. Check them out!👇 Alliance for Youth Organizing Board Whitney Porter Operations & Finance Consultant Whitney Porter brings a wealth of operations, finance, event planning, and strategic thinking to the

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Welcome our newest staff to the Alliance fam

We have some exciting news, the Alliance family is growing! We are so lucky to announce the newest members to the Alliance staff, otherwise known as M³! Check them out!👇 Malaya Davis   Associate Communications Director Malaya is from Cleveland, OH and is a founding member of the Ohio Student Association! She got her start

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The Midwest is for the Culture!

Amidst the many programs, expansion, and partnership work happening here at the Alliance, we forgot to tell you about an exciting new program we’re housing for the cycle. It’s called the Midwest Culture Lab, and its purpose is to increase the civic engagement of young people in the Midwest by integrating cultural organizing and story-driven

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It Is A Big Day For Democracy

Today is one of our favorite holidays, National Voter Registration Day! It’s the country’s largest single-day effort to register voters, get Americans excited about our democracy, and have a rockin’ time while doing it. The Alliance co-created National Voter Registration Day in 2012 to get more people registered, more people voting, and more people participating

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9,094 voters registered on National Voter Registration Day!

This week, we celebrated the largest National Voter Registration Day ever! The Alliance network  threw down on Tuesday to register young voters across the country and empower our generation to turn out on Election Day. On National Voter Registration Day, 13 organizations from our network registered…are you ready for it…9,094 voters! And we are still

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The Alliance Network is ON FIRE!

The Alliance Network has been putting in hella work to get young people registered before deadlines hit. So far the network has registered over 100,000 young people to vote and counting! Take a look at some of the inspiring work our folks are leading! This Saturday Chicago Votes is partnering with the Chicago Women’s March

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1 Million Voter Guides, Oh My!

We love bringing you good news in the midst of so much uncertainty in our country, and boy do we have some good news this week. The Alliance network *officially* has 1 million voter guides being circulated in communities across the country from now until Election Day! And this year we are partnering with NextGen

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We’re celebrating our network before Election Day! Join us!

Dear friends, We can’t believe it’s finally here! As we enter the final hours before E-Day, we want to make sure y’all go into November 6th excited by the work young people have led across the country this year. Check out some of the organizers leading the work and share this video with your friends!

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Election Day Victories from the Alliance Network

Wow! This has been an incredible election cycle. Young people led record breaking change across the country. In fact, according to exit poll analysis just released by CIRCLE, there was a ten point increase in youth turnout from 2014 to 2018. 31% of young people voted this election! And the organizations in our network –

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Building for 2020 starts now.

You saw the numbers. Young people made history on Election Day. From voter registration numbers that looked more like a presidential year than a midterm to record breaking turnout not seen in over 25 years, young people turned up and turned out this year. Our network is committed to building young people’s political power, and voting is just one

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The Nation covers Alliance voting rights advocacy

The Nation’s Ari Berman covers two Alliance affiliates’ work protecting and expanding the right to vote, from the Oregon Bus Project’s successful half-decade campaign to bring automatic voter registration to the United States, to MOVE San Antonio’s battle to get voters on the rolls in Texas. Check out the whole article at The Nation.

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Our New Partnership Structure

by Sarah Audelo, Executive Director Across the country, there’s an explosion of young folks trying to figure out how to engage their communities. Our freed-up staff capacity will allow us to meet this moment and the clear wave of interest and enthusiasm for civic engagement. A new partnership model, in addition to our traditional Affiliate

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The Alliance for Youth Action is Here.

Bigger, bolder and more ready to pump up the voices of young people than ever. We have spent the better part of a decade making moves behind the scenes. Pushing the envelope on voting rights. Changing the balance of power in our communities. Transforming the face of leadership across our states. A select few knew

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Announcing Youth Organizing Summit Keynotes

The Youth Organizing Summit is just a few days away, and it is gonna be lit. What was originally an just an awesome idea has now turned into an incredible space with 570 attendees representing 68 organizations and 39 states. Over 50% of attendees are people of color and experts agree that 100% are sooooo

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Alliance AVR Fact-Sheet Covered in HuffPost

One State Shows Just How Easy It Is To Get More Americans To Vote It’s called automatic voter registration, and it won’t destroy democracy. By Sam Levine Oregon saw big hikes in voter turnout among youth and voter registration among communities of color in its first election since adopting automatic voter registration, a new report

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Hundreds turn out for first ever Youth Organizing Summit

In April, we brought out literally *hundreds* of young organizers from all ends of the country to Washington D.C. for the first ever Youth Organizing Summit. It. Was. Huge. Together, we debriefed 2016 and made plans for building progressive power in 2017 & 2018. Our friends at Advocates for Youth, CJRC, FCCP, NAKASEC, NextGen Climate,

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Research

Alliance AVR Fact-Sheet Covered in HuffPost

One State Shows Just How Easy It Is To Get More Americans To Vote It’s called automatic voter registration, and it won’t destroy democracy. By Sam Levine Oregon saw big hikes in voter turnout among youth and voter registration among communities of color in its first election since adopting automatic voter registration, a new report

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Affiliate Work

Alliance AVR Fact-Sheet Covered in HuffPost

One State Shows Just How Easy It Is To Get More Americans To Vote It’s called automatic voter registration, and it won’t destroy democracy. By Sam Levine Oregon saw big hikes in voter turnout among youth and voter registration among communities of color in its first election since adopting automatic voter registration, a new report

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In the Media

Alliance AVR Fact-Sheet Covered in HuffPost

One State Shows Just How Easy It Is To Get More Americans To Vote It’s called automatic voter registration, and it won’t destroy democracy. By Sam Levine Oregon saw big hikes in voter turnout among youth and voter registration among communities of color in its first election since adopting automatic voter registration, a new report

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