Founded in 2006 by a small crew of young college graduates, New Era Colorado Foundation has grown to become the leading voice for young people in politics around the state. They bring young people into the democratic process by the tens of thousands, whether it’s through their innovative voter registration programs or the advocacy work they’ve done to bring online voter registration and 16- and 17-year-old preregistration to Colorado.
They’re nonpartisan. They’re homegrown. And they’re all about empowering their generation to move Colorado forward through peer-to-peer outreach.
Their voter registration and turnout programs consistently achieve one of the highest voter turnout rates of voter registration drives across the country; our leadership development programs train the next generation of leaders for our state; programs like Candidate Survivor
bring young voters out of the woodwork; and their advocacy work mobilizes young people to tackle election access, climate change and economic justice.
New Era’s programs have been featured in publications such as the New York Times, Time Magazine, CBS News with Katie Couric, the Nation Magazine, and the Huffington Post.