Youth Progressive Policy Group
Started by New York City students looking to make a difference in the New York State political landscape, YPPG is a grassroots organization aspiring to engage young people in a dialogue with both local and statewide policymakers.
YPPG’s mission is simple. We aim to give the youth of New York and New Jersey a voice in our state’s political process, and we intend to make our voice heard. Currently, the needs of young people are not addressed in state legislatures across the country simply because there are few organizations fighting for youth representation. By working with local assemblymembers and state officials, YPPG plans to create real change in New York and New Jersey. YPPG started with voting reform and is now expanding to environmental advocacy. Both issues directly impact the lives of young people, and are critical in YPPG's mission of progressive change for all.
In order to be successful, however, we need your support! Please join our emailing list below to begin receiving updates on our latest activities, and to be notified of exciting opportunities for young people. Let’s get to work!
Register here to participate in our JUNE 13TH lobbying day in Albany. We will be lobbying for the Young Voter Act (A.6839/S.5646), which lowers the voting age to 17, incorporates civics into the high school curriculum, and encourages students to register to vote in their high school classes. After a hugely successful lobby day on May 9th, we will return to Albany to push the Young Voter Act through the New York State Assembly. If you are interested in seeing young people gain a voice in New York State, make sure to register here for our trip to Albany.