The YP4 Network has grown to over 1,500 young activists doing social justice work in communities across the United States and the world. For a sense of who is working in your area or where to find other members of the YP4 network, please consult the directory below.
Alexandra (Allie) Lahey is an unapologetic queer and feminist activist and Ohio State Organizer with URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, where she focuses on civic engagement, training and mobilizing young Ohioans for reproductive justice. She proudly hails from the Midwest and graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a BS in Human Development and Family Studies. She was student journalist and chapter leader with URGE, where she led the fight for accessible menstrual products and organized the first intersectional Take Back the Night rally on her campus. As a 2013 Young People For fellow, she worked on her campus to change sexual assault policies to make resources more accessible for survivors and is now an active alumni dedicated to training the next generation of progressive activists. She also worked previously as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter, and with the American Association of University Women’s Tech Trek, a STEM camp for 8th grade girls. In her spare time, she likes to do trivia, travel, binge-watch Netflix and play with her cat, Mouse.
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Alray Nelson is a 2012 YP4 Fellow and an advocate for Native American youth. He is a graduate of the University of Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in Politic Science. Born and raised in Arizona, he grew up in the small valley of Beshbetoh on the Navajo Nation. He has served as an executive assistant & adviser for two Navajo Nation Presidents. Last year, the LGBTQ community recognized Alray for his effort to repeal the discriminatory Diné Marriage Act and honored him with the prestigious 2015 Rainbow Naatsíílid Champion Award. As marriage equality become law across the country, Alray together with his partner Brennen Yonnie founded the Coalition for Navajo Equality – one of the largest LGBTQ organizations in the country. Alray’s story has been featured in Details Magazine, the New York Times, Al Jazeera America, Los Angeles Times, MTV News, Indian Country Today, and National Public Radio. Alray resides in Gallup, NM, and is the new Director of External Affairs at Teach for America.
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