Who we are

NextGen America’s mission is to empower young voters to engage in the political process and ensure our government is responsive to the largest and most diverse generation in American history.

Who We Are

In 2013, Tom Steyer founded NextGen America (formerly NextGen Climate) because he believed that young people had the power to determine a new, brighter direction for our country on every single major issue that matters.

Today, NextGen America is the nation’s largest youth voter organization, mobilizing millions of young people each year to support progressive candidates and causes. We are a multi-issue and multi-racial organization that works year-round to turn out millions of young people to vote and win on the issues that matter to them.

We have registered over 1.5 million young people to vote. Since our inception, we’ve turned out millions of young voters, making over 11.2 million calls and sending more than 63.7 million texts, leading to the largest youth voter turnout in our nation’s history.

At NextGen, we know that young people have the courage and imagination to make our leaders tackle our biggest challenges. Our nation needs that courage again to solve climate change, racial injustice, economic inequality, and to save democracy itself.

Our Surround Sound Approach

NextGen America mobilizes young voters 18-35 in key states to turn out at the ballot box and drive progressive change using innovative digital and field strategies.

NextGen PAC works to elect progressive leaders who understand the importance of a government that respects, reflects, and represents the largest and most diverse generation in American history.

NextGen Education Fund strengthens our democracy through the education, leadership development, and empowerment of young Americans.