New Era is the leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country. We work alongside our peers to grow our generation’s power. We fight for a better Colorado for everyone, not just for a privileged few. Since day one, we set out to bring our progressive and diverse generation into the political world—not to get in line and stick with the status quo, but to take charge and reshape our democracy to work better for everyone.Our generation knows that our democracy is about people, not politics or parties (political parties, at least). Lifting up our communities, and fighting for progress, justice and equity must be our guiding principles. When we’re engaged together, we can accomplish anything—we can transform our state, our country, and our future.
We’re unique because we’re peer to peer–young people working to empower other young people, which means we know our generation better than anyone. We know that we care more about issues than partisan politics, so when we register and turn out voters, we center the issues that matter most to all of us. The young people we engage—our peers—stay involved with us year-round in our political system, beyond major elections, to keep fighting for a better Colorado. We table on campuses 4-5 days per week registering students until we shift gears to Get Out The Vote, and then we make plans with young voters, answer their questions using student-specific and digestible language, and support and problem-solve with them to make sure they have everything they need to cast their ballot – and we do it all while having fun! Whether that’s with music, roller skates, costumes, pizza, you name it!