Introducing NextGen Rising ~ Ben Wessel

We are NextGen Rising    The next generation of voters is rising.

We’re motivated. We’re informed. We’re progressive. And we will soon become the largest group of eligible voters in the nation.

Young people overwhelmingly support progressive policies — from fighting climate change by transitioning to 100 percent clean energy, to providing a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, to preserving access to affordable health care.

NextGen Rising will educate young Americans on where candidates stand on these issues, connecting their everyday lives with the political process — and ultimately paving the way for progressive wins at the ballot box.

What’s next

We’ve hired field staff in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and California — and we’ll be expanding to Florida, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Nevada in the coming months. We’ll work on campuses and in communities to equip young people with the hard skills and winning strategies they need to be effective organizers in the age of Trump.

Ready to get involved?

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Field organizing will be the heart of our youth program, but we are committed to reaching young people wherever they are — especially on their phones.

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We’re excited about this — and we hope you are, too!


Ben Wessel
NextGen Rising