Over the last two months, YVote members have registered over 9,000 new and young voters in communities across California.
At high schools, on college campuses and in neighborhoods, young people have been registering thousands of young voters from Torrence to San Diego, Fresno to the Inland Empire, Richmond to Compton, Long Beach to San Jose, Los Angeles to Oakland. We want to give a big shout out to our YVote partners who are building the power of young voters to color for a safe and just
We are excited to announce the launch of our “New Majority Fellowship” — a new statewide program training the next generation of progressive community leaders in electoral organizing.
The New Majority Fellowship, a joint project with Mobilize the Immigrant Vote, is a 17-month internship program that trains young people in electoral organizing to build power and create lasting change in their communities. Fellows receive hands-on experience running electoral campaigns to engage and mobilize their peers on issues that they care about.
In August, Yvote and Mobilize the Immigrant Vote brought together over 70 organizers from 30 organizations across California for two 3-day Electoral Organizing Trainings. The boot camps trained young people color, immigrants and refugee organizers in how to run voter engagement campaigns in their communities to build power and transform the electoral landscape in California. You can see picture from the bootcamp on our Facebook page.