Who We Are

Civic Influencers is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit that empowers young people to make their voices heard—and their votes count. We operate hyper-locally in targeted districts and states to support a year-round civic movement that amplifies the power of Gen Z voters, especially those at community colleges, minority-serving institutions (MSIs), as well as trade, technical, and vocational schools.

Each year, over 4 million 18-year-olds become eligible to vote. Our mission is to get them to the polls.

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How Civic Influencers Is Turbocharging Student Voters

The power of young voters

In 2022, 34 U.S. House Races were decided by 1% or less. In some districts, that could be a few hundred votes. By mobilizing students in these tight-margin districts, we can help young people swing elections—and safeguard our democracy.

See How Young People Can Swing Elections!

Sponsor a Civic Influencer

Since 2021, we’ve trained and mobilized more than 800 Civic Influencers at campuses across the country. These paid fellows use on-the-ground data to help their peers make the connection between the importance of voting and the issues they care about.

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Mobilizing the Margins

How Civic Influencers Is Saving Democracy by Turbocharging Students Voters


In 2020, 12 of 15 congressional seats flipped by a fraction of local campus enrollment.


Almost twice the respondents ranked abortion as a top 5 issue after SCOTUS leak in May 2022.


71% of respondents felt giving time off to vote is the most important way to increase youth-voter turnout.

Issues + Voting guides

Ohio Votes!

Pennsylvania Votes!

Virginia Votes!


Ruby Alanis Houston, Texas

VIP Matcha with Maxim and Maria Renee Morales

India Rice of Claflin University


Listen to Civic Influencers’ CEO Maxim Thorne on the Ralph Nader Radio Hour.

Civic Influencers CEO Maxim Thorne sat down for an interview with Ralph Nader: two-time presidential candidate; legendary activist, consumer advocate, …

Civic Influencers’ Briefing on Turbocharging Young Voters

We want to extend our sincerest thanks for attending the Civic Influencers’ briefing on turbocharging young voters through 2024. A …

Here’s CEO Maxim Thorne’s WaPo Op-Ed on the right’s effort to silence young voters

I was so incensed by this bombshell exposé in The Washington Post—about the right’s overt effort to make it more …

Civic Influencers in the News

Check out some recent mentions of Civic Influencers in the news and other media!

Ralph Nader
Radio Hour

“Young Swing Voters”
Listen Here


“Young Voters Will Change Ohio,
Despite ‘Generational
Gerrymandering’ of HB 458″

Read Here

Washington Post

“Republicans Will Stop at
Nothing to Silence Young Voters”

Read Here


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