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The Blog       

Welcome to the official blog of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council! Curated by Grant Jirka, college freshman and member of the Campaign, this blog offers a youth-written chronicle of campaign updates and a space to discuss political activities and success stories.

If you'd like to blog for us, drop us a note. For more on the youth-led Campaign for  Presidential Youth Council or profiles of effective youth influence on local and state policymaking, visit the blog landing page.



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Mill Poll

A Millennial's reaction to a new poll: "The Nation isn't putting its money where its mouth is" when it comes to young people.





Recap of 2015 for the Presidential Youth Council



Within the last month, seven cities in Nebraska have passed a resolution calling for a Presidential Youth Council. James Moseman, Nebraska State Director for the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council shares how these resolutions can amplify youth voices and spread the campaign's message. 


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Governor Martin O’Malley and Governor Scott Walker are the organization’s first candidates to endorse the creation of a Presidential Youth Council. According to staff, it “represents a major step forward in cementing our mission that the ideas of young people deserve a seat at the table regarding issues facing the next generation.”



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Thursday, April 23rd is the most important day in the history of the Campaign for a Presidential Youth Council. 16 Democrats and 12 Republicans came together to introduce a Congressional resolution calling for the creation of a Presidential Youth Council.  Bipartisan coalitions of this size are unusual in Washington.


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A bipartisan coalition of 27 Members of Congress came together to introduce a resolution, which calls on the President to create a Presidential Youth Council. The coalition, led by Rep. John Larson (D-CT) and Rep. Rob Bishop (R-UT), demonstrates strong, bipartisan support in Congress for incorporating the perspectives of youth into federal policymaking.



Youth: global agents of change. 



Government shutdowns affect everyone--including youth! 



A brief look at the Campaign from Capitol Hill from our Director of Legislative Affairs. 



Making the case for a Presidential Youth Council in a tense political climate.


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Samantha Holmes, one of our top 24 under 24 changemakers, shares her experience at an open meeting for youth organizations at the United Nations.


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On Oct. 1, Reps. Larson (D-CT) and  Bishop (R-UT) and 15 cosponsors introduced a bipartisan resolution to create a Presidential Youth Council. This sends a strong message to the Obama administration and the public that the voice of young people is valuable in policy debates and must be taken into account.




Congressman Larson and youth

Youth and high-level policymakers gathered in Connecticut to discuss the true goal of youth input into policy.


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Connecticut’s Governor, Congressman and Sec. of State hosted a meaningful discussion on youth councils, and announced the re-introduction of a federal resolution to establish a Presidential Youth Council. Alex Wirth was there.