Membership

AYA has over 30,000 members in all 50 states. We work tirelessly to ensure our members' voices are heard everyday in Washington. Join us!

What our members have to say

“I joined AYA to add my voice and feel represented by a group that is doing work on a level I could not achieve on my own. My individual initiatives to sign campaigns, fundraise, and participate in actions were one step; joining AYA was another that amplifies advocacy on another level.”

Dianne W.Los Angeles, CA

What our members have to say

"I come from a frontline community that has experienced multiple forms of environmental injustice. I joined AYA to ensure these injustices stop or are fixed in my lifetime."

Idreese F. Marion, SC

What our members have to say

“I joined AYA because young Americans’ voices need to be amplified as policies that affect us are being made. The issues impacting us are real and critical, and there is no one better to solve them than passionate young people.”

Ayla H.Des Moines, IA

What our members have to say

"I think political advocacy is crucial. As people have the opportunity to get involved and make decisions, they create the changes they want. I joined AYA mainly because of the advocacy work around eliminating student debt."

Connor L.Los Angeles, CA

What our members have to say

“I joined AYA to add my voice and feel represented by a group that is doing work on a level I could not achieve on my own. My individual initiatives to sign campaigns, fundraise, and participate in actions were one step; joining AYA was another that amplifies advocacy on another level.”

Dianne W.Los Angeles, CA

What our members have to say

"I come from a frontline community that has experienced multiple forms of environmental injustice. I joined AYA to ensure these injustices stop or are fixed in my lifetime."

Idreese F. Marion, SC

30,000+ members in all 50 states

AYA’s membership spans across all states and demographics. The majority of our membership is aged 26-35, but we have members of all age groups.

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Issue Priorities

When asked which issue is most important to them, our members overwhelmingly responded with student debt, climate change, and healthcare.

climate change
student debt
healthcare
justice reform
employment
national security

Member Benefits

Lobbyist representation

As an AYA member, you'll tell us which issues are important to you, how those issues impact you, and what kind of legislative changes you want. Your feedback is shared directly with AYA's lobbyists, who will make your voices heard on Capitol Hill.

Communicate with elected officials

AYA gives you the tools you need to communicate directly with your Members of Congress on the issues that are important to you. Our campaign tools include pre-written letters, call scripts, and Tweets to make it all easy.

Improve organizing skills

While AYA takes care of the work at the federal level, we also help members advocate locally. Our lobbying team offers direct training in grassroots advocacy, helping you to engage your peers in politics and advocate at the community and state levels.

Join AYA.

Add your voice to the tens of thousands of young Americans fighting for progress on student debt, climate change, and healthcare.