With control of the Senate in the balance, the #VoteWithUs bus tour covered more than 1,200 miles in 14 cities and helped Georgians register and vote while our mobile billboard battled disinformation. A drive-in concert in Atlanta featuring Grammy Award Winner Monica brought 3,200 voters—right next door to a polling place. A star-studded TikTok Textbank Virtual Vote Rally brought almost 600 people together to remind more than 350,000 voters to get to the polls. We sent more than 1 million text messages, registered more than 2,600 voters, and knocked on nearly 2,700 doors—and put 2 historic candidates in the Senate.
#VoteWithUs turned out young people, women, and communities of color—the New American Majority—and helped lead to both the largest early vote and the highest youth voter turnout in history. The #VoteWithUs bus tour traveled to eight different states, joining with local leaders and organizers to reach out to young voters and Black voters and encourage them to vote. On National Vote Early Day, March On led a nonpartisan coalition in hosting a massive #VoteWithUs virtual rally and 11 same-day, on-the-ground mobilizations. #VoteWithUs also included hundreds of local and virtual events inviting voters to drop off their mail-in ballots.
50 miles more
March On and Future Coalition supported Black youth across Wisconsin in a 5-day march from Milwaukee to Madison to demand elected officials commit to anti-racism, condemn the use of tear gas and rubber bullets, provide funding for violence prevention, and hold special sessions on gun violence and policing in Wisconsin.
earth day live
March On and Future Coalition organized a three-day, nonstop livestream commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and demanding climate action. The event–the largest online mass mobilization in history–featured celebrity appearances and high-profile speakers such as Stacey Abrams, Al Gore, Jane Fonda, Joaquin Phoenix, Shepard Fairey, Ai Weiwei and more.
virginia statewide elections
Anchored on the campus of Norfolk State University during their homecoming weekend, this was a Get Out The Vote series of activities designed to encourage young people and newly registered and drop off voters in the surrounding area to vote. The four days of activities included: two free events (Homecoming Saturday and Election Day Tuesday) offering food, music, giveaways, community outreach and shuttle rides taking students to the polling location; door knocking; literature drops; radio advertising; and texting.
climate strike coalition
Future Coalition has been coordinating the US Climate Strike Coalition, an intergenerational, youth-led coalition of over 500 climate and social justice organizations, since July 2019. The Coalition was created to provide space for collaboration between youth-led climate justice organizations and bridge the new wave of the youth climate justice movement with adult-led organizations and leaders who have been building the movement for the last many decades. Together, the coalition organized the September 20, 2019 climate strike in the US, the largest ever youth-led climate mobilization in our country. The coalition went on to coordinate the November 29 and December 6 strikes in 2019 as well as Earth Day Live, the three-day strike that went digital due to COVID-19.
i am juliana
Future Coalition launched the “I Am Juliana” campaign to put pressure on the courts to hold the government accountable for failure to protect their rights to life, liberty, property and equal protection when it comes to climate change. With FC coaching and resources, dozens of youth organized press conferences across the country to gain the public and the media’s attention.
walk out to vote
Future Coalition mobilized students across America to walk out of school on election day and march to the polls to cheer each other on as those eligible cast their votes, contributing to record youth turnout. In Shorewood, Wisconsin, hometown of many Future Coalition founders, 91 percent of the population voted–the city’s highest turnout ever.
march on the polls
March on the Polls converted grassroots energy into political change in the 2018 midterm elections. A women-led coalition made voting a joyful expression of democratic participation and helped rally the largest turnout for a midterm election in American history. In November, Democrats won by the largest margins ever, including 116 women elected to Congress and 23 people of color as freshman members of the House.
50 miles more march
With support from March On, a group of young people marched 50 miles from Madison to Janesville to demand action on gun reform to put an end to school shootings and the violence that kills young people in America every day.
alabama special election of doug jones
March On channeled its resources into the special election of Doug Jones in Alabama, rallying women and voters of color to turn out and send him to the Senate.
March On’s founders co-founded the Women’s Marches of 2017 in which more than 5 million people marched in America. The marches coalesced a fight for women’s rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, immigration reform, climate action and more.