Despite record turnout in recent elections, many young Americans have grown up witnessing a democracy with actors that seek to suppress, gerrymander, and challenge rightful votes.

Young people experience, first-hand, targeted voter suppression efforts that make it difficult for students and minorities to have their voices heard. And institutions often fail to invest in the youth vote and adequately prepare their students for engaged citizenship.

Every Vote Counts believes there are three fundamental problems we must solve to continue to increase voter turnout and expand voter access: