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Since our founding 15 years ago, our mission has been to build political power for young people. We’ve won major electoral and legislative victories by lifting up the voices of our generation—and the time for young people to lead is not in the future, it’s now.
In 2020, we experienced a global pandemic, global racial justice movements, and a major election: in 2021, we have the opportunity to reimagine our world with justice at the center. Young people have always led the charge to build a better future—and that’s why we’re launching our Youth Agenda Listening Tour to hear from young people across Colorado about what issues impact them most and their vision for our state.
We're reinventing politics-as-usual by leading the charge to tackle today’s biggest issues and lifting up our communities along the way. Our generation is full of powerhouse activists who are launching massive, nationwide marches, holding our leaders accountable to represent us and our values, serving in office, and organizing our schools and communities to create the change we want to see. We know this work is best done peer-to-peer, so New Era organizes year-round to make sure our generation is registered to vote and actively shaping Colorado's policies and future. The best part? We're just getting started!
In 2020, we saw election results in Colorado like we have never seen before. The people have spoken: but more importantly, young people have spoken. Young adults ages 18-34 turned out at record levels across the country, most notably here in Colorado where early results show young people turned out at 70% and made up 27% of the vote share. Learn more about how we helped achieve such historic results.Check out the report!
New Era Colorado was founded in 2006 with a single, unifying mission: to mobilize and empower young people to shape our democracy and advance progressive change. For over 14 years, we have been working to build youth political power in our state because we know that young people play an important role in moving our…
Young Coloradans shattered records during the 2020 election, turning out at historic rates and cementing their place as the largest voting bloc in the state. During a global pandemic, national racial reckoning, and a contentious election cycle, New Era Colorado continued to do what we do best—meet young people where they’re at, break through the…
Denver— This afternoon, the Colorado legislature gave the final thumbs up to Senator Faith Winter’s SB19-002, a bill that will bring oversight of student loan servicers in line with other consumer loan providers in the state. Among licensing requirements and establishing prohibited actions for student loan servicers operating in Colorado, the bill will add a…
New Era is the leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country. We’re bringing about a new era of political engagement for our generation…
We’ve trained hundreds of young leaders since we were founded, and now watch with pride as they serve at all levels of government in the state, run campaigns and strategy at so many of our partner organizations, work alongside incredible elected officials, and so much more….