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Whether we are rich or poor, native-born or newcomer, Spirit-filled or agnostic, we know that young voters can create a better democracy with voting. But some people in power make it harder for us to vote, and some of our peers tell us that our vote doesn’t matter–that elections don’t matter. But we know that when we come together, we can make a power movement to secure the freedoms we need to thrive in a multiracial, multi-faith, and inclusive democracy: affordable health care, livable wages, accessible housing, and a healthy climate. We’ve come together before to influence the future of our democracy, and we can do it again. 

Get the Equally Sacred voting resource YOUng voter
engagement & EDUCATION
Meeting Gen Z voters where they are, on Catholic college campuses, with voter registration drives and nonpartisan multi-issue voting resources.

WE ARE Y.A.L.L.

Young leaders are working on Christian campuses across the country to stamp out the inequities in who participates in elections in their community with voter registration drives and nonpartisan electoral education and engagement. Analysis of the 2022 midterm elections showed lower voter turnout amongst young voters, especially Black and Brown voters, and overrepresentation of white youth voters. “This can lead to them being underrepresented in the electorate relative to their share of the population, which prevents us from having a truly equitable and inclusive democracy.” (Circle)

LORD, WE WERE BORN FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. A TIME TO BE AGENTS TO MAKE YOUR CREATION MORE JUST AND LOVING.

Y.A.L.L. CAMPUSES

On campuses in particular, students with influence can make the difference in encouraging their peers to vote. Andrea Hailey, CEO of Vote.org Y.A.L.L. registered students on college campuses in the Spring 2024. Would you like to learn more about future cohorts? Voter registration, absentee ballot, & mail-in deadlines vary by state. Lots of issues impact our lives, our future. Multi-issue voters keep up with issues in their community. Let us know Check Your State Check Your Ballot cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper cdn_helper

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The Y.A.L.L. Program

10 Y.A.L.L. leaders were selected from Christian universities in Michigan, New York, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to provide nonpartisan electoral education and engagement opportunities for young voters. Weekly training equips the undergraduate and graduate leaders to serve as peer civic educators on their campuses to reach Gen Z Catholics and other faithful justice seekers. Actions and organizing on social justice, included:

    • Organizing multi-issue voter workshop
    • Holding voter registration drives and GOTV efforts this election year
    • Learning social media outreach tactics and strategies to appeal to young Catholics
    • Dialoguing with their communities to identify white Christian nationalism
    • Joining intergenerational advocacy efforts with NETWORK’s established Advocate Teams

Students in the inaugural 2024 Y.A.L.L. cohort come from ten campuses: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA; Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, WI; Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI; Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH; University of Dayton, Dayton, OH; Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA; University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI; St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA; University of Mount Saint Vincent, Bronx, NY; and Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Y.A.L.L. Program Coordinator

Chelsea Puckett is the Y.A.L.L. coordinator, and NETWORK's Grassroots Mobilization Outreach and Education Specialist

Chelsea Puckett (she/her) is NETWORK’s Grassroots Mobilization Outreach and Education Specialist and serves as the Y.A.L.L. coordinator. The program runs for thirteen weeks during the spring semester and thirteen weeks in the fall semester with an intentional summer hiatus. Please send her an email with any questions.

Y.A.L.L. Interest Form

Find out how to bring Y.A.L.L. to your campus or to be a part of the 2025 Cohort.