CJ, Atlanta League
“We must march on toward justice and not just wait around until the next reactionary moment. Let us use tragedy as a catalyst to continue to educate, inspire and… commit civil disobedience. I will never stop thinking about Troy Davis, Sean Bell… and the judicial system that failed them. Let us not fail them!”
DJ Willie Shakes, Wisconsin League & Sean, Brooklyn League
“Despite these new challenges that face us, The League enters 2012 with the most strategic, unified and purpose-driven staff we’ve ever had. We’re ready. Bring it.” – Sean
Jayme, Wisconsin League
“The sacred covenant of our democracy is that on election day, all Americans have an equal say in shaping their government. We cannot let that right be taken away. The very soul of our nation’s character depends on it” – Jayme
LaShunda, Atlanta League & Sarah and Rachel, Brooklyn League
“The key to winning everything? Teamwork (and maybe an awkward victory dance or two).” – Rachel
[Video] Summer Leadership Cohort Program
The SLC Training program, is an incredible opportunity to open doors for young leaders to grow and make a difference in Wisconsin. This program helps motivated kids learn the skills that they need to build power around the issues that they care most about.
Sunny, San Francisco League
The SF League elevates the combination of fun and politics to an art form by hosting regular bar crawls and parties.
Kwesi, Ohio League
“In 2010, my first year organizing, the majority of the work I responsible for was designed for me and I simply had to go out and make it happen. In 2011, I became an organizer.” – Kwesi
Christina, Texas League
“We can’t play political games with anybody’s access to their right to vote. Been there, marched for that!” – Christina
Biko, Wisconsin League
“The only way that we can start dreaming again is when the everyday citizens believe that their leaders are willing to go to the mat for them.” – Biko
Biko, Executive Director
“My position as a leader of a national youth organization has put me in contact with thousands of young people under the age of 25 working to rebuild their community through the power of their creativity.” – Biko
Wisconsin On Fire
The introduction to our year was the Governor’s repair bill, which just about erased unions in the public sector and brought about drastic cuts to Medicaid and foodshare programs.
Sam Patton, National League
“When I started as an unpaid intern… in 2007, I was lost. I knew there were problems that no one was talking about, but I didn’t know who to turn to. As I met my coworkers… I realized that I was part of a family, and that I wanted to make these amazing people proud.”
Nicola, Maine League
“Damn, it feels good to win.” – Nicola
Oscar, Atlanta League
“This was the first time I ever attended a Powershift convention and trained a group of young high school kids how to be future facilitators. It was very exciting to be in DC doing this kind of work and being a part of an event I didn’t even know existed until I was invited to come out.”
Cierra & Cidney, Wisconsin League
“The League of Young Voters has helped me to become confident, resourceful, a community organizer, and civically-engaged. It has opened doors, and has changed my life forever.” - Cierra
Biko Planking at the White House
This is Our Future
“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.