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 because the organization focuses on issues that mean a lot to me."

Chandler C. Denver, CO

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."

Dreese F. Marion, SC

What our members have to say

"I always felt that I had no voice in politics at the national level, and I saw AYA as an opportunity for me to support and encourage my group to voice our concerns. We, the young people, need to turn the tide of old ways."

Shannon C. Denver, CO

What our members have to say

"I heard about AYA from a coworker when I was working at an AmeriCorps job. 'AARP for young people' is such a good way to describe it. There’s a huge disconnect between people my age and the government. Our generation is being impacted by decision-making, and it's important that we're involved."

Kieva P.Oakland, CA

What our members have to say

"I joined AYA when I was in undergraduate school for all of the information - I read all the news coming from AYA."

Kayla G. Ogden, UT

What our members have to say

"It is nice to see an association lobbying on the Hill, and making it known that younger generations are present and that we’re growing more powerful."

Pablo H. Bay Area, CA

What our members have to say

"I joined AYA because the organization focuses on issues that mean a lot to me."

Chandler C. Denver, CO

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."

Dreese 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.