Foster youth votes are #FosterYouthVoices.
Additionally, NFYI joins organizers across the country in speaking out about legislation aimed at disenfranchising voters. Strict voter ID rules and complex voter registration regulations create barriers to voting for unhoused youth and those who may not have access to their records and paperwork. And limiting polling places and access to vote-by-mail disproportionately impacts voters in low-income and communities of color, which are overrepresented in foster care.
NFYI IN ACTION
True foster power doesn’t begin with scheduling a meeting with a member of Congress. It starts in the ballot box when we elect decision makers who are strong community partners and have a commitment to improving the lives of children and young adults.