From the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, to the Arab Spring, to the current students uprising demanding an end to gun violence, there has been no successful social movement without young people leading. Organic, decentralized social movements such as Occupy, #BlackLivesMatter, Movement for Black Lives, People’s Climate March, Women’s March, and March for Our Lives, have been the driving force behind social change across the country for a decade. The Empower Coalition seeks to organize to drive impact in the lives and communities of youth and youth allies in their communities.
Together, we enacted powerful change at the midterm elections. Youth voted in record numbers and showed that they are taking the reigns on their future. Post-elections, this coalition focuses on empowering the youth movement as a whole and providing expertise and guidance to youth organizers via support from resourced and staffed social justice organizations. We work to organize at the levels of organization so that we can accelerate our impact and capture the untapped potential of a coalition that is greater than the sum of its parts.
HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN JOIN: Fill out this form to apply to join. After filling out this form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know your application is complete. We will get back to you after review.