The Association of Young Americans

We hear you. We fight for you.

Together, we are holding those we elected accountable and keeping them focused on creating the future we want.
AYA gives young people representation in two ways. We lobby on your behalf, and we make it easy to stay informed with weekly updates on the issues you care about most.

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Last year, $3B was spent on lobbying, stealing the ears of those we elect, kicking our wants and needs off of the political to-do list.

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Consistent engagement with legislators around issues we care about will ensure that that legislators know what we want and remind them that they work for us, not for corporate interest groups. Our engagement tool makes this easy.

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Student Debt

Americans owe over $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, spread out among 44 million borrowers. It’s simple: college costs too much, and students get too little.

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Political Equality

Politics shouldn’t be only for those who can afford it. Equality means equal say.

Criminal Justice

The U.S. is the world’s leader in incarceration. Our criminal justice system wastes money, damages lives, and disproportionately affects people of color. It’s time for reform.

Climate Change

The planet matters to us, because it’s our planet. It’s the only one we’ve got. Young Americans have to live on this planet for a while—we’ll fight to ensure its safety.

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We need to talk about student debt.

Currently, more than $1.3 trillion is owed in student debt, and more than 42 million Americans are indebted. Young Americans are the faces behind these numbers. Each day, we manage the consequences of repaying enormous student loans, working several jobs and struggling to make rent, just to pay off our college tuition. We need to talk about student debt.


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