Nothing About Us Without Us: We Deserve the Right To Vote!
Organization Name: Youth Power Coalition in partnership with IntegrateNYC
Project ID: 168
Project Name: Nothing About Us Without Us: We Deserve the Right To Vote!
Neighborhood Communities that the Project will Serve:Citywide
Project Description: We, young people, at the Youth Power Coalition, will fight for the right to vote on Community Education Councils and for lowering the voting age. We want to implement youth power across all of our systems in New York City.
As young people, we are directly impacted by every issue in New York City, whether that’s education or racial justice, but we don’t hold decision-making power in spaces where decisions about us are constantly being made. By advocating for youth voting rights on Community Education Councils and lowering the voting age, youth like us and not like us will finally have a voice in every system in our city.
We are young people speaking to and fighting for young people in New York City. We are the ones who are most hurt by the lack of youth power and we know how to fight for it in a safe, inclusive way.
What Youth are saying about the organization: “If you want to meet amazing people, build your skills, and be in a space where your voice and individuality is valued then Youth Power Coalition is the place for you! YPC helped me build my confidence as a youth leader and as well as helped me become an overall better person.” - Carline B., External Communications Lead, Mission Circle Facilitator, Outreach & Partnerships Member
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