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. 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.

 

Summary Findings:

  • 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.

 

 

To download the full report click here!