Young Americans today are the first generation in our country’s history to face a future in which they’ll be worse off than their parents. We’re strapped with student debt, stagnant wages and overwhelming uncertainty over how to pay for childcare or afford a home.
We also know it doesn’t have to be this way. At NextGen, we’re mobilizing young people to build an economy that works for all of us.
Young people, and especially young people of color, will be hit hardest by the impacts of climate change. Climate disaster is already at our doorstep, and it is imperative to transition to 100-percent clean energy before it’s too late.
NextGen provides the tools and confidence young people need to put climate on the agenda and make the changes to ensure a livable future for generations to come.
Americans under 35 are the most diverse generation in American history. Young people have confronted our country’s legacy of systemic racism and oppression with a sense of bravery and commitment unseen since the Civil Rights Movement.
They’re working — online, on campus, in their communities and in the streets — to make our political, economic and justice systems more equitable and accessible for all. We’re committed to that work too, and to providing the civic engagement tools that turn demands into policy.
True democracy — when ordinary people come together to decide who represents them and to demand solutions to the challenges we face — has always been a threat to the powerful.
NextGen is raising awareness of rampant voter suppression and the ongoing efforts in some states and Washington, D.C. to suppress the power of young Americans, people of color and the working class.
Equal means equal. All means all. Young Americans believe this, and they demand a government that does, too. Ensuring the rights, opportunities and fundamental dignity of LGBTQ people, women and immigrants is at the heart of democratic engagement for the largest and most diverse generation in American history.
NextGen is fighting alongside them — against abortion bans, against attacks on trans people, and for new Americans who just want a chance to live and work and succeed.