Of Young People
We entice millions of young voters into our sweet democracy. Where young voters are unregistered, we register them. Where young people aren’t sure if they’ll vote, we convince them.
By Young People
We develop tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them to lead today. Our local organizations are run top to bottom by young people. Our national team answers to those young locals, because supporting each other gets the work done.
For All People
We transform our voting systems so that they work for every American citizen. We drive innovative economic policies that put more money in the pockets of regular people. We fight for justice, democracy, and sustainability. And we win.
National Voter Registration Day
Our sister organization the Alliance for Youth Organizing founded National Voter Registration Day, which has registered over 1.4 million people to vote since 2012.
On-the-ground Voter Registration Drives
Our sister organizing the Alliance for Youth Organizing has run on-the-ground voter registration drives that have added 385,895 young people to the rolls in key states since 2008.
This Stuff Works
The Origin Story
Back in the day, the Alliance for Youth Action was called the Bus Federation.
It began as grassroots young people’s organizations united to support each other, raise resources together, and learn from each other’s best ideas. Our earliest affiliates named the national network after one of their earliest shared programs – “Bus Trips” taken to knock on doors for progressive causes. As our network pivoted into winning national issue campaigns and supporting locally rooted youth organizing everywhere, we found a new identity to match our newer, bigger mission...and “the Alliance” was born!