We launched TurnUp on a mission to strengthen democracy by increasing high impact youth civic action and closing the gap between young people who want to take civic action and those who actually take action. Specifically, our goal is to increase youth voter registration and turnout, and build the most active, educated, organized, and powerful network of young progressive activists across the Nation.
We are now the largest and fastest-growing coalition of youth turnout advocates united by a shared commitment to increase youth voter registration and turnout at the polls by fully investing in our young people, removing systemic barriers to civic participation, and amplifying our formidable voice.
Our Goals for 2023
Raise the capital necessary to fully fund and expand our five-pronged, solution- driven approach through the 2024 election and beyond.
App: Empower young people to take civic action utilizing our mobile app by 2X downloads through expanding our inﬂuencer-marketing strategy to ensure each young person has access to civic participation.
Internship Program: 2X the number of trainees and 2X the number of hours of grassroots voter registration organizing compared to 2022. Ensure each intern conducts a voter registration drive at their campus. Launch leadership development program for interns to strengthen the progressive leadership pipeline.
TurnUp Ideas: Innovate and invest in cutting edge technologies, tools, and strategies that tangibly strengthen high impact youth participation in our democracy. Develop TurnUp For Change innovation challenges in at least 50 schools.
Online: Register tens of thousand of new 18-year-olds online utilizing our suite of tools and incentives.
Turnup The Vote: Run Paid student-led high school voter registration drives in all 1,150 target high schools and collegs and esure each student is digitally contacted by one of their friends with the opportunity to register to vote.