With surgical precision, lawmakers are depriving young people of their right to vote. They have introduced over
400 voting bills in 49 states during 2021 alone, 30 of which have already been signed into law. They are targeting
BIYoC populations especially. These bills and laws are gerrymandering predominantly Black colleges, banning
polling sites and prohibiting voter registration on campuses and rejecting student IDs as voter IDs. The intent is to
discourage BIYoC voters because of their success in impacting important elections in 2020 and in January 2021.
We are deploying new data-driven interventions to help young people confront the horrifying movement of voter
suppression bills across the US, which coincides with a fourth wave of COVID. We have designed three major
series of interventions to dismantle new and existing barriers: Youth Civic Power, Campus Civic Power and
Institution Civic Power. We are training and deploying 600 Fellows – called “Civic Influencers” – both on- and
off-campus to influence their peers and communities, through on-the-ground and digital organizing, that will lead
to increased youth voter turnout and civic power.


Civic Influencers Joins Lawsuit to Sue Ohio’s Secretary of State over New Youth Suppression Law

COLUMBUS, OH — Civic Influencers today announced that it has joined a lawsuit over Ohio’s new voter suppression law for restricting the ability of young people and other Buckeyes to cast their ballots. Other plaintiffs in the suit, filed by Elias Law Group, include the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, Ohio Federation of Teachers, […]

What does Civic Influencer Bobby care about? Sustainability ♻️

He knows that his work as a Civic Influencer is so critical because young people NEED to be democratically engaged so that they elect officials who will act upon the issues they care about. Listen as Bobby explains all that he did last term as a Civic Influencer in Florida. Are you a young person […]

Op-Ed by Maxim Thorne: Don’t count out young voters today

In a campaign season that confounds many veteran political analysts, younger voters’ potentially decisive role is an underappreciated storyline as we reach the midterms’ homestretch. The organization I head, Civic Influencers, partners hyper-locally with campuses and community-based organizations with the goal to increase the voting rates and civic power of 18–29 year olds. Through this work, […]