NextGen Announces List of 10 Young Changemakers to Celebrate A Decade of Advocacy

The Gen10 list honors and celebrates NextGen’s ten year anniversary

Austin, TX — Today, NextGen America announced its Gen10 list, featuring young diverse leaders, community organizers, activists, and creatives who are helping shape young peoples’ power around the country and transforming the way our voices are represented nationwide.

The list features figures like Maxwell Frost, the nation’s first Gen Z Congressman, Greg Casar, Congressman from Texas, Jasmine Green, Director of Education for 1HoodMedia, Ashanta Gleason, NAACP National Youth Works Committee Region VI Youth Representative, Alexandria Villaseñor, climate activist and founder of Earth Uprising, Anderson Clayton, North Carolina Democratic Party Chair, Austin Davis, Pennsylvania Lt. Governor, Nadarius Clark, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, Francesca Hong, Wisconsin State Assembly Person, and Zahra Biabani, climate activist.

“NextGen is proud to recognize these young trailblazers as a part of our inaugural Gen10 cohort,” NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzun Ramirez said. “Today’s young people are the largest, most diverse generation in history, and they’re also the most civically engaged – largely because of the work of the young leaders we’ve announced today. Our movement for progress is about creating a more representative democracy, and this group of people are leading that charge. We are so excited to support, uplift, and collaborate with this powerful group and we cannot wait to work together to empower young voters across the country.”

As Gen10 partners, NextGen America and these leaders will educate and amplify key issues, like defending and expanding voting rights, demanding urgent climate action, and advocating for abortion access and care, among other key issues. As one of the nation’s largest multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational organizations uplifting the voices of the youth civic engagement movement, NextGen is proud to work alongside these leaders who reflect the diversity of our community.

NextGen’s announcement of the 2023 Gen10 list is part of the organization’s ten-year anniversary celebration – marking a decade of activism and youth mobilization.


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.