Our Campaign Plan

The Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council was launched on Global Youth Service Day in April of 2012 to recognize the millions of young Americans that serve their communities.  The campaign will capitalize on both the Democratic and Republican parties’ need to win the youth vote in 2012. 


We are calling on both of the Presidential Candidates to tell the 104 million young Americans that, if elected, he will create a Presidential Youth Council and work to increase youth engagement in our government.


U.S. Representative John B. Larson, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus and fourth-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, introduced a resolution to Congress calling for the creation of a Presidential Youth Council. Fifteen Congresspeople from both the Republican and Democrat parties are currently co-sponsoring the bill.


In order to get more support in the House, we need your help. Using POPVOX, write your member of congress and ask him or her to co-sponsor HJR 68, the resolution calling for the creation of a Presidential Youth Council.


Together we will show the Presidential Candidates that their peers on both sides of the aisle think a Presidential Youth Council is a good idea to make government more efficient, effective, and innovative. 


To take your activism a step further, write an op-ed about why youth voice and the Presidential Youth Council matters.  We will work with you to get your op-ed published in your local newspapers and on our partners’ websites.


With your support and that of our congress we can ensure the first appointment of a Presidential Youth Council and make youth voices a bi-partisan priority in Washington. It’s time for youth to be heard!”

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH YOUTH SERVICE AMERICA & SPARK ACTION

Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council