Blue Future is a national organizing program run out of the Youth Progressive Action Catalyst, a youth-led political action committee (PAC) focused on organizing young people around progressive electoral campaigns. We make direct investments in student leaders in key elections who create and mobilize a base of student volunteers to expand a campaign’s field efforts through canvassing, phone banking, and other needs as identified by the campaign.
Blue Future believes that sustaining a program to support young people who want to get involved in progressive politics is a key component of the winning strategy for Democrats. In 2019, Blue Future will continue to build relationships with students in 2020 battleground states, specifically Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina.
In 2018, Blue Future raised $78,000 in coordinated PAC funding to support student organizers working on 20 competitive Congressional campaigns across the country. These districts were chosen based on competitiveness from Cook Political Report, Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the Movement Voter Project, and fivethirtyeight.com, and coincide with the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) research on the top 50 districts where young people could have an especially high electoral influence in 2018.
We aim to make grants available for students in competitive Congressional districts and Presidential states in January of 2020 so they can start registering voters, recruiting volunteers, and building youth power within the campaigns.