The League of Young Voters PAC
League of Young Voters PAC
The League of Young Voters PAC is part of a family of organizations working to make politics relevant, meaningful and fun to young people. The League of Young Voters PAC organizes and engages young people across the country to support and elect progressive candidates who are going to address issues important to young people like access to education, violence prevention, climate crisis and healthcare.
The League of Young Voters family of organizations is made up of three organizations; the League of Young Voters Education Fund, a 501(c)3 that does non-partisan civic education and engagement, the League of Young Voters, a 501(c)4 that works on issues campaigns and lobbying and the League of Young Voters PAC, a federal PAC that works to elect progressive leaders willing to stand up for young people.
Where did the League of Young Voters PAC begin?
The League of Young Voters PAC was started by Billy Wimsatt, hip hop activist and author, in 2003. Billy was an occasional voter who never really thought his vote mattered. But one November evening when Billy went to cast his ballot at the polls he stared up and down the ballot and realized that he was only prepared to check the box for Governor but had no idea who to vote for to be judge, controller or any of the local positions. Billy left the polls with a new idea and mission: voter guides for the hip-hop generation, made by young people for young people -- in every community across the country. No more giving away votes. It was time for young people to educate ourselves and make a youth voting blocs across the country.
By November 2004 the League of Young Voters PAC had 163 voter guides across the country in 44 states. The guides were distributed at clubs, concerts, coffeehouses -- everywhere people could be reached. In addition, the League developed theballot.org, an online site where anyone can create their own voter guide for their own community, reaching hundreds of thousands of people and helping them make informed votes. The League of Young Voters PAC has been credited for swinging key elections on the state and local level and building significant influence on national elections as well. In countless communities across the country the League's voter guides are trusted sources of information about the important choices in every election.
League of Young Voters Political Action Committee (LYVPAC), 540 President St., 3rd Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Robert "Biko" Baker, Treasurer. Not paid for by any candidate or candidate's committee.
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