The Supreme Court Steps in to Save Texas’ Abortion Clinics

By Christina Tudor, 2015 YP4 Fellow Recently the Supreme Court stepped in to keep several Texas abortion clinics open—for now. This last minute Hail Mary indicates that there is a…


Hobby Lobby: One Year Later

By Christina Tudor, 2015 YP4 Fellow The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) recently released a report listing all the ways in which the year old Hobby Lobby decision has opened…

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Reflections on Charleston and Obergefell

Last month I was in Durham, North Carolina with People For the American Way Foundation staff and local leaders discussing strengthening community leadership, connection, and building power within the south….


The American Constitution Society Convention: A Reflection

By Christina Tudor, 2015 YP4 Fellow About a week ago I walked twenty five minutes to the closest Forever 21 in pursuit of a professional-looking jacket at a reasonable price….


Reasons to Join YP4’s Blog Team!

By Christina Tudor, Current YP4 Fellow I’ll start by introducing myself. My name is Christina Tudor and I’m the Civic Engagement intern at Young People For (YP4) this summer and…

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YP4 Publishes 2014-2015 Yearbook

Each year, YP4 develops a Yearbook for each graduating Fellowship class that highlights the class members and Blueprints they implemented as a result of their YP4 trainings and mentorship. More…

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Fellowship Program Updates [April 2015]

64 Blueprints for Social Justice were implemented by the current class of 2014-2015 Fellows (a class of 118 progressive activists from 97 campuses across 37 states), covering a wide range of…

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Reproductive Justice and the Courts: Reflections on CLPP

By Emma Halling, 2014 YP4 Fellow Early this April, I convened with hundreds of other reproductive-justice-minded individuals upon Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts for the annual Civil Liberties and Public…


Welcome Mercedes and Lela

When the founding staff launched Young People For in 2004, they sought to design a series of programs to turn young people’s innovative ideas into action, to give them unique…

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The Courts Have to Matter to LGBTQ Americans

By Erik Lampmann ’11. Cross-posted on the People For and Alliance for Justice blogs. Federal courts routinely hand down judgments that affect everyday Americans at an immediate, painful, and personal…