Organize for Democracy Collective

About

Organize for Democracy is a multi-issue partnership collective organizing to fill essential gaps for young (under 50), pro-democracy candidates running in swing district, down-ballot races in 2022.

O4D will spearhead efforts to raise money, mobilize volunteers, and expose down-ballot candidates to new donors and donor networks.

Partners

Future Coalition

We work collaboratively to provide young people with the resources, tools, training and support they need to create transformative change in their communities and in this country. With over 100 youth-led member organizations, an intergenerational network of 250+ organizations, and the Youth Direct Action Fund, which has granted over $390k to more than 160 groups across the country since 2019, Future Coalition will make it possible for issue-based youth organizing groups to build electoral power in 2022 and beyond.

Learn More at https://www.futurecoalition.org

Blue Future

Blue Future’s mission is to continuously engage, mobilize, and connect young people across race and place to progressive campaigns, equipping them with the resources, tools, skills, and network to be effective volunteers, organizers, and community leaders.

In 2020, they invested over $300,000 in youth organizing through their paid training program, where they recruited and trained over 250 young people—mostly women and from BIPOC communities—on the fundamentals of organizing and campaigns, which allowed them to support 53 federal, state, and local campaigns across the country. Their team of youth organizers called over 651,129 voters, volunteered over 12,000+ hours for competitive campaigns across the country, and recruited over 4,405 volunteers.

Learn more at https://ourbluefuture.us

Knock for Democracy

By building a volunteer experience that is easy, accessible, community-driven, and legitimately fun, Knock for Democracy is transforming political volunteering from an every-four-year obligation into an engaging and empowering practice, all while upending election results in tightly contested races.

In 2020, Knock for Democracy volunteers completed nearly 12,000 phone banking shifts and made over 2.8 million calls to key voter constituencies in swing districts and battleground states, where eleven of our nineteen target candidates won their races.

Learn More at https://www.knockfordemocracy.org

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund

Mi Familia Vota Education Fund is a national non-profit organization that unites Latino, immigrant, and allied communities to promote social and economic justice through increased civic participation, leadership development, citizenship, issue organizing, voter registration, and voter participation. We build Latino political power by expanding the electorate, strengthening local infrastructures, and through year-round voter engagement.

Learn More at https://www.mifamiliavota.org

NAACP Youth & College

Young people under the age of 25 are leading change through 550 junior youth councils, youth councils, high school chapters, and college chapters actively involved in the fight for civil rights and social justice. 25,000 young people are leveraging their power to uproot systemic injustices in youth and college chapters across the country.

Learn More at https://naacp.org/our-work/youth-programs/youth-college

OCA–Asian Pacific American Advocates

Founded in 1973, OCA is a national, member-driven civil rights organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). Learn more about our work at ocanational.org/about.

Learn More at https://www.ocanational.org

The Next 50

We invest in the next generation of political leadership. Since February 2019, we have raised over $4.7M from 17K+ donors new to political giving, through 90+ events for 18 presidential candidates, as well as dozens of candidates for U.S. House, Senate, and state legislatures. Building on this success, we will invest in 50 young candidates and organizers in swing districts every two years.

Learn More at https://thenext50.us

18 By Vote

18by Vote is a youth-led non-profit organization that helps young voters understand how, when, and why to vote. With a focus on young, first-time voters and “rising voters” ages 16-18, 18by Vote empowers underserved youth to spearhead civic engagement efforts within their own communities to close civic equity gaps. Entirely youth-led, they leverage a peer-to-peer model to inform, educate, and inspire America’s youngest eligible voters. During the 2020 election cycle and Georgia runoff election, 18by Vote reached 1.3 million young people and provided 740,000 youth with voter registration resources, helping youth register to vote and make voting plans through text-banking, canvassing, and in-person and digital organizing.

Learn More at https://18by.vote

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