DoSomething.org and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Encourages Gen Z to Fight Tobacco Use as a Social Justice Issue

With Big Tobacco continually trying to hook Black, Brown and LGBTQ+ youth and low-income communities on its products, fighting these predatory marketing tactics has clearly become a social justice issue that young people care passionately about. What’s more, tobacco use impacts mental health and environmental protection efforts. To show young people that tobacco use is an intersectional challenge and to unite them to keep their loved ones and friends tobacco- and nicotine-free, DoSomething.org and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids are launching a three-month program titled, “Why We Should Care.” “We are excited…

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DoSomething.org Registers Over 125k Young Voters and Announces New Partnerships For 250k Goal Ahead of 2020 Presidential Election

When DoSomething.org, the largest organization exclusively for young people and social change, launched its non-partisan 2020 voter registration campaign in January, Our 2020 Vision, it had a goal of registering 250,000 young people to vote ahead of the Presidential election. The nonprofit has surpassed halfway to that goal, having directly driven over 125,000 voter registrations to date this year. Seeing a recent surge of registrations during COVID-19 and the racial justice events taking place across the country, and with a majority of remaining registrations anticipated in September and October, DoSomething…

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DoSomething.org Launches Weekly Survey to Gauge Gen Z’s Opinions and Concerns on COVID-19 Crisis

College semesters spent at home. Canceled proms and graduations. First jobs lost. The rites of passage for teenagers and young adults are suddenly on hold—on top of their fear for the health and economic livelihoods of their loved ones—making the COVID-19 crisis a particularly confusing and fraught time for Gen Z. To support its more than 5 million global members aged 13-25, DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, has launched a COVID-19 resource to help young people stay healthy, fight anxiety, take action, and share their…

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Actress Jenna Ortega (Netflix’s “You”) Kicks Off DoSomething.org and Aéropostale’s 2020 “Teens for Jeans” Campaign, Which Has Donated 5 Million Pairs of Jeans to Young People in Homeless Shelters Since 2008

Almost 40% of people experiencing homelessness in the United States are under 18. One item they commonly request in homeless shelters is a pair of jeans. Why? Jeans are comfortable in any season and can be worn multiple times between washes. Plus, for a teenager without many belongings, wearing a pair of jeans can provide a sense of security. That’s why DoSomething.org, the largest organization for young people and social change, and Aéropostale, the specialty retailer of casual fashion apparel and accessories, have teamed up for the ninth time on…

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DoSomething.org Kicks Off ‘Our 2020 Vision’ Campaign to Register Over 250K Young Voters Ahead of 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

After registering more than 118,000 young people in advance of the 2018 midterm election, DoSomething.org today kicks off “Our 2020 Vision.” The new non-partisan voter registration campaign will help drive the largest youth turnout in American history for the 2020 presidential election. Young people are fired up. So is DoSomething. Embarking on a massive campaign to register over 250,000 eligible voters, which will include digital and on-the-ground efforts, DoSomething will help ensure that all young people, regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, income, location, or political affiliation, have…

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