Founded in 2006 by a small crew of young college graduates, New Era Colorado Foundation has grown to become the leading voice for young people in politics around the state. We’re multi-issue. We’re voters. We’re the next generation committed to moving our state forward.

Our voter registration program brings thousands into the political process; programs like Candidate Survivor and Trick-or-Vote bring young voters out of the woodwork; Bus Trips support forward-thinking policies; and our intensive leadership program trains the next generation of campaign managers, candidates, and leaders in our communities.

New Era’s programs have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, CBS News with Katie Couric, and the Nation Magazine.

We do it all, with one constant: combining fun and politics. And, yes, it’s often on a bus. So go ahead, Get on the Bus!

And now for the Official Mission Statement (yawn): New Era Colorado Foundation is a multi-issue organization committed to engaging, educating, and training a new generation of active citizens and young leaders in Colorado. We are a full-spectrum civic engagement organization; we provide the resources and tools for young people to gain collective power in all levels of the democratic process, including issue organizing, electoral mobilization, and the legislative process.

To find out about the New Era crew, check out our staff, board, interns, volunteers, advisory committee, and our lovely partners at the Bus Federation.

And now for the legal mumbo jumbo: New Era Colorado Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It is affiliated with, but should not be confused with New Era Colorado, a 501(c)4 nonprofit organization. They’re good people too. Good, glad we got that cleared up.