FOR ALL PEOPLE
We’re taking on the biggest issues facing our generation, and when we win, we build a better Colorado for everyone. The decisions our elected officials make now will impact us for the rest of our lives—so our leaders need to take young people, and the issues impacting us, seriously. To do that, we train young leaders to deliver testimony on bills in the Capitol, mobilize students and other young people to make hundreds of calls to their legislators, and, of course, make sure our generation shows up at the polls so they know we can’t be ignored. Through our efforts we’ve passed some of the best pro-voter laws in the country, protections for student loan borrowers, and innovative climate policies.
In the past, some of the people most impacted by the decisions made in the halls of the Capitol—young people, LGBTQ people, Black and Brown people, lower-income people—have been excluded from the conversation. Now we have the chance to uplift our diverse and progressive generation and make sure those marginalized voices lead the conversation—while that can’t happen without conscious effort, we’re determined to make it a core part of our work.
We believe that our democracy is stronger when we all participate, so we tear down barriers to access. We believe that bodily autonomy is a basic right, so we fight shame and stigma around abortion. We believe that our economy should work for more than just the extremely wealthy, so we pass policies to make college affordable and make sure everyone receives a living wage. And we believe climate change is a crisis that demands urgent action, so we work at every level of government to reduce carbon emissions. Lastly, we believe that young people have a role in every major fight in politics, so we work with partners and campaigns to make sure young voices are part of every conversation.