Our Turn Action Network mobilizes young people to elect equity-focused representatives in their communities
“Our team of students is making history this summer in our district. A group of college students has never stood up for positive change in our schools before us.”
We support, train, and develop young civic leaders with the knowledge that they are the best levers for change in their communities. They demonstrate the demand for policy change, educate and encourage their communities to turn out for elections, and use their collective power to elect school board members who champion equity in education. Through these efforts, we are building power in communities that have historically been left behind.
Our Fellows build deep community relationships to increase voter turnout in low-income neighborhoods, and lead campaigns to elect candidates focused on educational equity.
“I do the work of political organizing because I know I am making a difference by talking with community members at their doors. I teach organizers how to share their stories in a way that gives their neighbors the space to take on a different perspective.”
We are committed to supporting and electing candidates who dedicate themselves to fighting for all students. Learn more about the issues we care about and why we are supporting different candidates.
LAUSD Candidate Forum
Our Turn hosted a forum with school board candidates to hear their thoughts on key issues facing the district.
Why Student Voices Matter in Denver
After listening to Denverites share what educational policies matter most to them, we learned more about why we need to listen to students.