In response to President Biden’s State of the Union address, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement:
“Earlier this month, NextGen America and 20 coalition partners sent President Biden the Youth Agenda, a list of legislative priorities outlining young peoples’ hopes and vision for the future. After watching his address tonight, it is clear he is listening to us and willing to continue fighting for our movement.
“As we look to the future, NextGen America is committed to holding the Biden Administration to their promises made tonight. This includes creating an economy that works for everyday working-class Americans, addressing the ongoing public health crisis of gun violence, and passing comprehensive police reform – but it doesn’t stop there. Our fight for a government that truly represents and reflects us is an intersectional one, and it’s why we are advocating for change across a number of issues like LGBTQ+ rights, abortion rights, immigrant rights, and so many others.
“We believe in a future where young people can thrive, and to get there we need bold policy action that is empathetic and powerful. In the past two election cycles we turned out like never before, and we will keep turning out and pushing to solve these problems. Young people are a force to be reckoned with, and we won’t stop organizing, advocating, and mobilizing until we build a country where all of us are seen, heard, and respected.”
About NextGen America
NextGen America is the leading national organization for engaging young people through voter education, registration and mobilization. We invite 18-to-35 year olds — the largest and most diverse generation in American history — into our democracy to ensure our government works for them and to find new solutions to the dire challenges facing our society and the world. Since 2013, NextGen America has registered more than 1.3 million young voters and contacted 9.6 million young eligible voters during the historic 2022 midterm elections.