Democracy Done Right

Type of Activity: Project Grant
Grantee: Alliance for Youth Action
Amount: Updated to $375,000 in 2021 — originally approved as $225,000 in 2019 over two years

What is the Alliance for Youth Action?

The Alliance for Youth Action supports and scales the work of local organizations, building a movement of young people, by young people, and for all people.

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.

Why do we think this project is important?

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 the Alliance for Youth Action?

In 2019, Democracy Fund Voice approved a two-year grant to the Alliance for Youth Action for their Democracy Done Right project in the amount of $225,000. In 2021 an amendment was approved to increase the amount of the grant by $150,000 for a total of $375,000.