2023 Legislative Session
Working at the Capitol
Since we started organizing young people back in 2006, a lot has changed (and not just the rise, fall, and rise again of cargo pants). Young people think about organizing and political power differently; young people think about the issues differently, too. They know that protecting the right to vote is connected to criminal justice; that addressing the climate crisis means creating a more just economy where the rich pay their fair share and working people can live where their lives are; and they know that safeguarding reproductive rights is essential to fighting for racial justice.
That’s why we created the Youth Agenda. The Youth Agenda is more than the shortlist of young people’s top priorities: it’s the goalpost we measure our fights—and our wins—against.
The 2023 legislative session ended on May 8 and what a wild session it was. Amidst the chaos, we were able to pass progressive policies around our issue priorities this session: reproductive rights and economic justice.