Why do police officers keep killing Black people and getting away with it?

“Let it be known that I believe in my heart that Betty Shelby got away with murder,” said Joseph Crutcher late on May 17th, after the police officer that fatally…


May Day- A YP4 Statement

Today thousands of folks around the world are participating in May Day demonstrations to call for greater protections for workers. In the U.S specifically, “A Day Without Immigrants” has taken…


Cleveland Shooting Highlights Oppressive Behaviors

Replaying in news outlets and on phone screens across the country, were the violent events that occurred in Cleveland, where a man by the name of Steve Stephens announced a…


Building Tomorrow: The Need For Sustained Investment in America’s Progressive Youth

The current political moment we find ourselves in calls for an assessment of where we stand as a youth progressive movement, and how we can strategically build power to win….


A Day Without Women- YP4 Call to Action

Here at Young People For, we are in solidarity with those who are observing “A Day without Women”. For us, the purpose of this day is to come together to…


The Time is Now!

It is time for unity and collective empowerment. It is time to think strategically, open mindedly, and productively. This should not be the time to stand in division, nor should…


The Exhausting Debate Between Allyship and Solidarity

Within the last week, I have experienced an array of emotions. Feeling emotion is rejuvenating, it is powerful. Our very true feelings and thoughts are to be validated, not a…


Endaso giizhigad Ningaagiigido Anishinaabemowin

Aaniin. Cyndi nindizhinikaaz. Ninonjiba Chigagou, nindadaa Wauwatosa Wiskonsin. Nindoodem animikii gaye miskawaadesi. Nind Anishinaabekwe. Hello, I am called Cyndi. I am from Chicago and currently live in Wauwatosa,Wisconsin. I belong…


Allow me to reintroduce myself: a letter from our NEW YP4 Director!

While many of you may know me as a member of the YP4 Alumni community, I am writing you today to let you know that I have officially stepped into…


“I think of voting as a chess move, not a valentine.”

In a piece for published last week in The Nation, the writer and activist Rebecca Solnit spoke powerfully about the importance of voting as a strategic choice rather than a…