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Future Coalition Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Future_Coalition

Future Coalition
Future Coalition logo May 1 2022.jpeg
FormationJune 2018
TypePolitical non-profit group
LeaderKatie Eder
WebsiteFutureCoalition.org

Future Coalition is an American nonprofit organization consisting of a national network of youth-led organizations and initiatives centered around creating social change.[1][2][3]

About[edit]

Future Coalition is a coalition of over 60 youth-led activist organizations focused on social change.[4][5] It was co-founded by two of the main organizations that grew out of the response to the shootings in Parkland, FL, 50 Miles More and National School Walkout.[6][7] The Future Coalition has been incubated by March On, the coalition of Women's Marches, as their “youth arm.” [8][9]

Katie Eder, founder of the organization 50 Miles More, is the executive director and founding member of the organization.[10][11]

Coalition[edit]

The coalition consists of 100 youth-led activist organizations focused on issues such as gun violence prevention, climate change, and social and racial justice.[12][13] They include: 18by Vote, National Youth Rights Association, Bridge the Divide, Sunrise Movement, Box the Ballot, Students for Gun Legislation, Chicago Fuerte, Coalition of Students, DC Teens Action, Embracing Green, Global Minds, Indivisible Students, iMatter, March For Our Lives National, Moco4Change, March for Our Lives, National Die In, National School Walkout, Orange Generation, Parents Promise to Kids, Platform, Redefy, Shattering the Silence, Student Voice, Team Enough, Triangle People Power, Youth Empower, Zero Hour, and 50 Miles More.[14][8][15][16][17]

Walkout to Vote[edit]

In September 2018, Future Coalition launched the #WalkoutToVote, a campaign with the goal of getting every eligible young person to vote in the 2018 midterm elections by encouraging them to walk out of their classrooms on election day and march to the polls to cast their ballots.[18][19] Over 500 individual student-led walkouts took place in schools across the country.[20][6] The campaign was supported on social media by Hillary Clinton, Snoop Dogg, Piper Perabo, Sarah Silverman, Bobby Umar, Debra Messing, Jane Lynch, Jon Cooper, Eric Swalwell, and HJ Benjamin and was credited with influencing high voter turnout among young people in the 2018 midterms.[21][4]

September 20 Climate Strike[edit]

Future Coalition was involved in helping organize the September 20 Climate Strike, an international strike and protest led by young people and adults held three days before the UN Climate Summit in NYC on September 20 across the US and world to demand action be taken to address the climate crisis.[22] The event is one of the largest climate mobilizations in US history. The event is a part of the school strike for climate movement.[23]

Earth Day Live[edit]

Future Coalition organized Earth Day Live, a three-day livestream commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day in the United States.[24][25][26] The event was streamed online as part of efforts to promote social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.[24][26] It is being referred to as the largest online mass mobilization in history.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holter, Lauren. "How You Can Participate In The Election Day #WalkoutToVote Campaign". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  2. ^ Hess, Abigail (2018-11-06). "Thousands of students are expected to walk out of classes today to go to the polls". CNBC. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  3. ^ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2018-11-06), Rachel Maddow Shares Common Wisdom About the Midterm Elections, retrieved 2018-11-13
  4. ^ a b Golden, Hannah. "This Teen Activist Is Giving You One Good Reason Why You Should Get Out & Vote". Elite Daily. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  5. ^ "#WalkOutToVote: Harnessing demand for change, youth-led alliance set to bring power to polls - NationofChange". NationofChange. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  6. ^ a b Lyons, Joseph D. "How 27 Youth Groups Teamed Up To Get Students To The Polls On Election Day". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  7. ^ "Young people are organizing a walkout to vote". Washington Monthly. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  8. ^ a b Folley, Aris (2018-10-31). "Youth activists plan Election Day walkout to get students to vote". TheHill. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  9. ^ "City's youngest voters want to take you to the polls". am New York. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  10. ^ Rodriguez, Victoria. "Students are ditching class and marching to the polls". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  11. ^ "NowThis on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  12. ^ Solomon, Lois K. "As midterms approach, David Hogg and youth organizers make final vote push". Sun-Sentinel.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  13. ^ "US midterm elections 2018: All the latest updates". www.aljazeera.com. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  14. ^ "Students to stage national walk out day on election day". ABC Columbia. 2018-11-01. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  15. ^ "Election Day Walkouts Planned to Get Students to Vote - YR Media". YR Media. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  16. ^ "WALKOUT TO VOTE | 11.06.18". Future Coalition. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  17. ^ "The Future Coalition Network". Future Coalition.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  18. ^ Rodriguez, Victoria. "Students are ditching class and marching to the polls". Mashable. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  19. ^ Keierleber, Mark. "Activists Schedule Election-Day School Walkouts to Drive Votes as Polls Indicate 'Unusually High Levels' of Youth Civic Engagement". www.the74million.org. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  20. ^ "Why these millennials are organizing over 500 walkouts to vote: 'This election is ours to win'". Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  21. ^ Lyons, Joseph D. "If You Need Motivation To Go Out & Vote, Just Read This". Bustle. Retrieved 2018-11-13.
  22. ^ Stand Up, Fight Back, retrieved 2019-09-19
  23. ^ McKibben, Bill (2019-09-19). "Why Should You Climate Strike This Friday, September 20?". ISSN 0027-8378. Retrieved 2019-09-19.
  24. ^ a b Shaffer, Claire (2020-04-16). "'Earth Day Live' to Celebrate 50th Earth Day With Star-Studded Lineup". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  25. ^ Stavropoulos, Laura (2020-04-16). "Questlove, Moby, Talib Kweli And More To Celebrate 'Earth Day Live'". uDiscover Music. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  26. ^ a b "US climate activists to livestream Earth Day due to virus". ABC News. Retrieved 2020-04-16.
  27. ^ "What Is Earth Day Live? The Largest Online Mass Mobilization in History". Union of Concerned Scientists. 2020-04-16. Retrieved 2020-04-17.

External links[edit]

Official website