Young people have the power to INFLUENCE Virginia POLITICS -- THAT'S WHERE WE COME IN.
We equip a generation of leaders with the skills and opportunities to create a brighter future for the Commonwealth by empowering young people to make change on issues related to college affordability, student rights, campus safety, and economic opportunity.
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Virginia21 is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that creates opportunity for young Virginians to impact Virginia state politics by providing information, crafting leaders, and coordinating action. We are driven by a non-partisan issue agenda because we understand that issues stifling the future well being of our generation transcend party lines.
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From The Roanoke Times: "Our whole lives we’ve been told 'you’re the future,' and now we’re seeing this wave of young folks getting directly involved because they’re tired of waiting their turn to make an impact and they’re tired of others speaking on their behalf," Cywinski said. "I think and I hope that this wave signals to all millennials that the future is now."
Will Millennials make a difference in the Gubernatorial election? Our Director of Engagement argues they will in this article from the Commonwealth Times.
The 2017 Gubernatorial election is quickly approaching. Unfortunately, the issues of young people have been noticeably missing from the political debate this year. Our Executive Director, Jared Calfee writes to the Richmond Times-Dispatch on why Millennials should be heard in this and every election cycle.
Our new policy director was invited to talk about #The30Percent and the power of millennials in this election on ABC 8! Watch the full interview here!
This article was published by RVA Magazine on March 7th, 2017. Enjoy