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. Young People For and Generation Progress have teamed up in the creation of a report titled, “Building Tomorrow: The Need for Sustained Investment in America’s Progressive Youth.” In this report, we outline the challenges that progressive youth organizations face and the opportunities that exist to strengthen our movement.
- Between 2008 and 2014, conservative youth organizations received nearly $500 million more in contributions than progressive youth organizations.
- The largest conservative youth organization’s total revenue is larger than the combined revenues of the wealthiest four progressive youth organizations.
- The disparity is growing: in 2008, conservatives held a 2-to-1 financial advantage; by 2014, it had grown to nearly 3-to-1.
- In total expenditures, the top 5 conservative youth organizations in 2014 spent approximately $40 million more than the top 5 progressive youth organizations.
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