Membership

AYA has over 23,000 members in all 50 states. We listen to what our members want and need, then work with lawmakers to translate that into policy. 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

"It is nice to see an association advocating 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 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 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 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

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

Chandler C. Denver, CO

What our members have to say

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

Pablo H. Bay Area, CA

23,000+ 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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Action Center

AYA members regularly engage with elected officials on a variety of campaigns and issues. AYA members have sent the following to Congress:

800+tweets sent to Congress
150+calls made to Congress
74900+emails sent to Congress

Member Benefits

Virtual advocacy

As an AYA member, you’ll be able to join virtual advocacy meetings with Congressional staff to share your legislative priorities and personal stories.

Tools to take action

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

Elevate your voice

AYA interviews and surveys our membership regularly to learn what's important to them and how they're being impacted by pressing issues. Our team integrates all feedback when advocating on Capitol Hill.

Join AYA.

Join our generation in fighting for progress on student debt, climate change, and healthcare.