We’re excited to share that The Bus Project is joining organizations from across the country to launch The Alliance for Youth Action—a movement of young people, by young people, for all people.
Local organizing has never been more important, so our network—formerly known as the Bus Federation—is growing to meet the challenge. Bigger, broader, more ambitious—that’s more like it.
The Alliance will seed and support similar youth turnout efforts around the country, drawing on our different expertise and talents, and allowing more locally-focused youth organizing groups to learn from each other and to win even bigger battles. It’ll also focus on changing the national issue debate, with national issue campaigns on voting rights & economic justice (The Bus Project is a part of these campaigns, too!).
As for the Bus, we’re still Oregonian-focused (and our name is still The Bus Project). For the last 15 years, we’ve helped transform politics and democracy in Oregon—and now, we’re incredibly excited to be a part of this unstoppable movement amplifying local organizing work for young people across the country.
Our first joint effort is Youth Organizing Summit, which The Bus is helping to plan, to debrief the 2016 election, build expertise on advocacy and organizing and plan for 2017-18 and beyond.
We’re excited about this next chapter, and hope you are, too!
-The Bus Project Team <3