Young Voters Helped Secure the Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act

In response to the House passing the Inflation Reduction Act, NextGen America President Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez released the following statement: 

“Let’s be clear, today’s historic move to combat climate change would not have been possible without the organizing power of young people who have turned out and voted in record numbers to advance bold climate legislation. For a decade, NextGen America has built an army of millions of young voters dedicated to electing leaders committed to delivering the policy agenda we need – and we’re finally seeing a hard fought victory on the most important issue of our generation. 

“The Inflation Reduction Act invests in our planet and our future, and without the diligent work of protesters, organizers, and activists who turned out in record numbers last cycle and built the 50-50 Senate, this historic bill would never have become a reality. 

“As we approach the midterms, let today serve as a warning – young people can and will decide the future of our country. Over 70 million Americans ages 18-35 are now eligible to vote, making them the largest voting bloc in the country. Young people have the power in numbers to vote out extremists Republicans who would rather answer to corporate greed than the needs of their communities – and they’ll be voting for people that represent their vision for a green-energy future.

“America’s young people are angry and pushing for progressive policies, and at NextGen we will continue to register and mobilize millions of young people who are concerned about the climate crisis until we ensure a livable future for generations to come.”


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 1.4 million young voters and educated many millions more.