To the Young People of Texas:

Young Texans drive our state forward — and we all know that where Texas leads, the rest of the nation follows. Texas is the third-youngest state in the nation, where one in every three eligible voters is under the age of 30 and 411,000…


By Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, NextGen America President

As the country’s largest youth-voter mobilization organization, NextGen America has spent the last several years engaging and mobilizing millions of young people to join — and save — our democracy.

Despite the unprecedented challenges of the 2020 election, young Americans showed their power…


By Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez, NextGen America President

Young people are inheriting a world in rapid decline — a decline our aged and apathetic national leadership barely seems to appreciate.

While the average U.S. senator is 63 years old, the average American is just 38, and it’s their generation and the next ones behind it who will live…


Dreamers deserve bold, permanent protections that will prevent us from being ripped away from our communities and loved ones.

The following first-person essay comes from a NextGen staff-member who is a DACA recipient. She decided to share her experiences in recognition of Immigrant Heritage Month, and to lend a voice to the nearly 1.9 million Dreamers who continue to live in the shadows while politicians fail to act.

I…


By: Eric Babb and Autumn Frlekin

The NextGen Distributed Texting Team encountered many of the same successes and barriers that others had in 2020. As with any distributed texting program, there is the fundamental issue of matching the number of texts available to send, the number of volunteers taking time…


By The NextGen Distributed Team — Lillie Catlin, Marlou Taenzer, Sofia Garduno, Shasun Sulur, Lindsey Rayner, Eric Babb, and Autumn Frlekin

In 2020, NextGen America’s Distributed Organizing team of 75 volunteer leaders, over 5,000 volunteers, seven staff, and 13 fellows made 2,161,820 calls and sent 11,405,115 texts to young voters…


By Sofia Garduno and Shasun Sulur

Historically, distributed phonebanking programs aren’t considered as scalable as texting programs. However, our NextGen Distributed Organizing team found a way to successfully integrate a calling program into our distributed strategy. Organizing remotely during a pandemic is hard not just for organizing staff, but for…


By NextGen America

To close out Black History Month 2021 on a high note, NextGen America is recognizing 30 young Black changemakers who are making history right now. …


By Laura Flores

In addition to our main organizing and voter contact programs, we wanted to test out new and interesting tactics for the final stretch of the 2020 cycle. Here’s what we learned, and why it matters:

Tactic 1: Online Communities

What is it: NextGen is always looking to…


By LaMar Thompson-Hightower

How we created unique, engaging content that helped us reach new audiences and pull young people into the political process.

Social media during COVID-19, civil rights protests, and the 2020 election pushed our team to be more compassionate, creative, and strategic than ever before. Our team’s social media program consisted of three priority platforms — Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter — and three additional platforms — TikTok, YouTube…

NextGen America

Mobilizing the #YouthVote across 11 states. Visit us at nextgenamerica.org to learn how you can join the fight.

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