Youth power has arrived in Colorado and we're taking charge of our future. Our generation is the most progressive, the most diverse, the most unstoppable in history. WE are the leaders we’ve been waiting for!
Why private student loans are an overlooked problem
Why private student loans
are an overlooked problem


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!

News & Updates


New Era Colorado’s Equity Statement

August 20, 2020

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…


2020 Electoral Impact

November 30, 2020

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…

The Colorado Capitol in front of a clear blue sky Economic Justice / Student Debt

Advocates Cheer Passage of Student Debt Reform Bill

May 1, 2019

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…

What We Do


Voter engagement

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…


Training leaders

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….


Making Policy

We’re taking on the biggest issues facing our generation, and when we win, we build a better Colorado for everyone….