By Annie Doyle, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

I created a youth initiative with the Alexandra Hunt for Congress Campaign, who is running in Pennsylvania’s Third Congressional District. I was very intimidated starting out this project since I was doing it individually. This is something I have never done before and it is something I didn’t even know I could start. Before joining the Spring for Progress and Change program, I had little to no organizing experiences which only made me feel more intimidated. …


By Anna Mervosh, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

Around noon on Saturday, November 7, 2020, I joined my family, friends, and fellow organizers in celebrating a Biden-Harris victory fueled by the work of dedicated advocates for a brighter future. That afternoon brought a sense of joy, relief, and excitement after a year of devastating loss. It felt as though we, as a nation, were finally approaching the light at the end of the tunnel. Group chats lit up with confetti effects, CNN’s cameras swept across the crowds celebrating in Washington D.C., and tears streamed down my face…


By Zoe Epps, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

I identify as a million things that can make it dangerous to openly be myself sometimes, but I know I have it easy in comparison to most people. I live in a progressive city, go to a private school, and live a very sheltered life. After everything that happened last year with George Floyd and the protests, I felt that it would have been criminal for me to act as if society did not need to change. I figured I should do what I can to share my privilege…


By Kristina Holtrop, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

Sequim, WA is an unusual place to start a career in progressive politics: a rural retirement town, there aren’t a lot of people, even fewer progressives, an even fewer number of people of color -and certainly not a lot of young people. This is one of the reasons I am grateful for the Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change program, which gave me the opportunity to learn and organize virtually in a diverse community of like-minded youth leaders from around the country and the world.

When I joined…


By Hannah Cluroe, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

Following the successful elections of the past year, in which Democrats gained back both the White House and the Senate, I — for the first time in a long time — felt a sense of excitement for the future. Knowing that our government finally has the chance to take meaningful action on existential issues, I was enthusiastic about what the next few years will bring. Unfortunately, I know that without the faithful work of organizers, progressive policies may be overlooked in both this administration and legislative session. Despite the…


By Callie Jordan, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

As a first-generation college student from a working, blue-collar, and politically disengaged family, I was intimidated by what I considered a daunting, exclusionary, and elitist political sphere that I did not see myself represented in and had no idea how to initially navigate.

In the Great Recession of 2007–2008, while I was growing up, my family, like many others, went through many financial hardships. My dad, who once loved being self-employed, had to close his business.

It was constantly reinforced to me that government structures and politics had failed…


By Rahi Shah, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

It’s hard to live in the present when you can see exactly what the future can hold. I envision a future where everyone’s voices matter. One where we won’t have to fight for basic equal rights but only make sure to hold our officials accountable. A future filled with opportunities for all regardless of their genders, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Blue Future has laid the foundation for such a future by teaching individuals like me how to organize for the betterment of our communities.

In the 10 weeks of…


By Hope Juzon, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

I expected to be disappointed. I expected to be left without a response. I expected to be frustrated.

As organizers, we are often fueled by our frustrations. We identify the inequities within our communities, and though we do have occasional victories, it often feels as though these victories are always followed by further injustice.

I was surprised to hear a response from Representative Rick Larsen’s staff; in fact, we had decided to shift the focus of our youth advisory council because it felt unlikely that we would ever hear…


By Camille Serrano, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

  1. Connecting with my Community: Prior to Blue Future, I had no idea that Youth Advisory Councils exist. Being able to co-create a youth advisory council with Blue Future was an excellent experience. I became more aware of my local government and regional barriers that disrupt clear communication between legislators and their constituents. Being part of the creative process of producing a youth advisory council allowed me to expand my network to be localized with other activists in California and the greater Los Angeles area.
  2. Skills I Learned: As I…


By Emilee LeVeque, Blue Future Spring for Progress and Change organizer

Starting university in the midst of a global pandemic was not the way I envisioned being introduced to my future career in the political sphere. It felt like I was putting everything except for my classes on hold. However, being involved with Blue Future as a Spring for Progress and Change Fellow gave me more than a substitute for an experience I would be given if everything wasn’t virtual. It allowed me to hear speakers and meet youth from across the nation. It allowed me to expand my perspective…

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