Millennials and Gen Z together now make up the largest eligible voting bloc, and Millennials have now surpassed Baby Boomers as the largest population in America. This election will also be the first time a nonwhite majority is the largest electorate in this country. Despite this demographic shift, young people are badly underrepresented in the U.S. government, and policies that are focused squarely on young people are generally not the priority of lawmakers.
The proposals that follow are policy changes that could be passed in the early months of a new Congress and Administration to demonstrate commitment to prioritizing young people and restoring our hope that the American dream is still attainable. This document serves as a starting point for ongoing conversations that recognizes young people have the greatest potential but also the greatest to lose absent any meaningful action. Our policies are urgent and needed — they are pragmatic solutions to our problems.