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Take back our future.

We started AYA to achieve one goal: to give young Americans control of their future.

In 2015, $3B was spent on lobbying, stealing the ears of those we elect and kicking our wants and needs off of the political to do list. Looking around, it seemed obvious that everyone was being listened to — except for us and our peers. To create the future we want, it became clear that we first had to have a seat at the decision table.

We started AYA because we want to be heard. With our very own lobbying platform, we’ve made it easy for anyone to connect with their representatives and demand action on issues important to them. And because we know that life is expensive for young people, we’ve negotiated exclusive discounts on products and services that might make things a little easier.

AYA is here to speak up. Add your voice and be a part of it.

Young people in America are hurting. The vision is to create a powerful, self sustaining lobbying organization that fights on behalf of young Americans at every level of government.

2017 can go to hell. Are you holding up OK?
Basically
Too real. We've got to do something about this. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

(Typical convo in 2017)

The Facts

Climate Change

3°F — 12°F The average U.S. temperature is projected to increase this much by 2100. Heat waves will be frequent.

Political Equality

400% The amount spent on political candidate ads by outside interest groups have quadrupled since 2004.

Criminal Justice

1 out of 3 The number of black men born today that can expect to spend time in prison during their lifetime.

Student Debt

$1,200,000,000,000$1.2 TRILLION is the amount of loan debts owed by U.S. students and graduates. That's 8% of the overall national debt.

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Who?

Young people should have a voice.

Telling your legislators how to vote will help us shape the future we want. This is how we hold our government accountable.

Why?

Lobbying is central to democracy.

We talk, politicians listen. To provoke change, everyone must exercise their right to contact their elected representatives.

Why Now?

Currently, our voice is not heard.

Only those who can afford lobbyists truly get consistent access to legislators. Corporations and their agendas win.

AYA gives young people representation in two ways: they lobby on your behalf, and they enable and empower you to contact your legislators.

Forming critical relationships with people in office, and working closely with them on behalf of the issues we face, is taking a step in the right direction. It’s important to have members of AYA who fall within the 18-36 age range, so we can have the people who experience these problems be the ones solving them. — Sarah G., AYA Member

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