Young People Know What It Takes to Make Progrees
Young people track what is happening and how it will impact us today and tomorrow. We came out to vote and continued to mobilize for change. We are leading on issues that impact our communities, like environmental justice and ending gun violence.
We have the ability to ensure how our future will look when we vote to ensure Democrats can continue building a better America. Join us in taking action.
PROGRESS FOR OUR COMMUNITIES
After Roe v. Wade was overturned, Democrats have taken action to protect the right to make reproductive health care decisions. President Biden issued multiple executive orders to safeguard access to reproductive health care like abortion and contraception, protect the privacy and security of patients and providers, and create a federal task force. President Biden, Vice President Harris, and White House officials met with state leaders, providers, and partners following Republican attacks on reproductive rights in states. The president revoked the global gag rule, which prohibited global health funding from going to organizations that provide abortion counseling or referrals.
Our country is taking actions to put environmental justice and combating climate change at the center by making long-overdue investments, and strengthening the enforcement of environmental and civil rights laws to hold special interests accountable. This historic progress will help revitalize communities that are marginalized, underserved, and overburdened by pollution while increasing access to affordable and accessible clean energy. Actions have included boosting renewable energy capacity like solar panels, investing in clean drinking water, and working to reduce greenhouse gas pollution in our daily lives through zero-emission electric school buses.
Mental Health Matters
Our government is connecting students to care through access to mental health support in schools, universities, and colleges. This includes providing resources for schools to hire mental health professionals, expand virtual counseling support, offer stress-reduction activities, build peer support programs, and create student-staffed crisis hotlines.
Preventing Gun Violence
Congress has passed one of the most significant gun safety legislation in decades. This historic law strengthens background checks, keeps guns away from prohibited individuals, and makes investments to address youth mental health. The Biden-Harris agenda has taken several actions to combat gun crime including cracking down on unserialized ghost guns and requiring federally licensed firearms dealers to hold onto records so law enforcement can trace firearms found at crime scenes.
Making Voting Accessible On Campus
The administration has been taking steps to make sure college students are able to easily vote, including asking schools to serve as voting sites and allowing colleges to use Federal Work-Study (FWS) to support voter registration activities.
College Affordability & Student Debt Relief
The Department of Education is working with universities to provide direct financial relief to students, provide emergency grants, discharge outstanding student debt or unpaid balances, and eliminate transcript withholding practices. The administration has worked to make college affordable by increasing the maximum Pell Grant award and investing in universities including HBCUs. In addition, President Biden took historic action on targeted student debt relief by forgiving up to $20,000 for borrowers who need it the most, and simplified loan repayments to deliver significant savings for low- and middle-income borrowers.
Protections for Transgender Youth
The Justice Department issued a letter to all state attorneys general reinforcing federal provisions that protect transgender youth against discrimination, including when those youth seek gender-affirming care.