Type of Activity: Project
Grantee: Alliance for Youth Action
Amount: $250,000 in 2022
What is the Alliance for Youth Action?
The Alliance for Youth Action is a nationwide network of organizations growing progressive people power across America by empowering local young people’s organizations to strengthen our democracy, fix our economy, and correct injustices through on-the-ground organizing. The Alliance network is made up of youth-powered organizations in about 20 states across the country from Washington to Florida.
Why do we think this project is important?
The Alliance’s Democracy Done Right project is focused on supporting changes that ensure every citizen is automatically registered to vote, that all citizens can cast their ballot in a secure, accessible way that fits their needs, and that no one has the right to vote taken away for any reason.
The Alliance works with a national network of state-based youth-focused organizations leading local Democracy Done Right issue campaigns to secure the access, security, and convenience young voters deserve. Democracy Fund Voice believes our electoral system needs the participation of young voters if the results of elections are going to truly reflect the will of the people, which in turn can increase the electorate’s faith in our political system.
How is Democracy Fund Voice supporting Alliance for Youth Action?
In 2022, Democracy Fund Voice approved a one-year grant of $250,000 to the Alliance for Youth Action for their Democracy Done Right project.