October 12th, 2011 16:15 EST
Cutting Edge Tools to Organize and Take Action for Young Americans
Generation Opportunity " one of the fastest growing and largest grassroots organizations in the nation organizing and mobilizing young adults through a strategy based on social media and ground operations " has launched a new grassroots website at http://generationopportunity.org.
The organization, which has already amassed more than 1.6 million fans through its Facebook pages Being American " and The Constitution, " continues to make available communications platforms that provide tools to young Americans eager to learn more about major national issues, become more engaged and civically involved, and organize their friends to work toward solutions on issues such as jobs and unemployment, federal debt and spending, energy, American competitiveness, and more.
Based on their first-hand experiences looking for work and that of their friends, young Americans are more committed than ever to change the status quo posed by a dismal economy, failed policies, and a lack of jobs. We built this grassroots site based on feedback from thousands of Millennials across the nation. "We believe they will use it to further their efforts to organize their friends, colleagues, and communities and to have their voices and votes fully respected," said Paul T. Conway, President of Generation Opportunity and a former Chief of Staff of the United States Department of Labor. Young adults have been patient long enough "they want more opportunity, faster job creation, and less government intervention. They are fully committed to organizing around solutions that improve the daily lives of every American."
The full-featured site makes it possible for young Americans to share their personal experiences, organize local events, and take action. It will serve as a repeat destination for those who are interested in making a difference.
Users on http://generationopportunity.org have the ability to:
- Research issues and get details about potential solutions.
- Join the rapidly expanding Facebook community of over 1.6 million fans.
- Express their opinions on issues facing our country.
- Stay up to date on the latest at the Generation Opportunity blog.
- Organize a Local Event in their communities.
- Register to Vote and obtain information on voting in their states.
- Download Generation Opportunity training guides to learn how to:
Be an effective participant at a Town Hall Meeting.
Write an effective and compelling Letter to the Editor.
Organize a successful local event.
Be an Effective and Thought-Provoking Radio Call-in Guest.
Be an Effective In-Studio Radio Guest.
Organize on and Beyond Campus.
Check out the new website at http://generationopportunity.org.
ABOUT GENERATION OPPORTUNITY
Generation Opportunity is a non-profit, non-partisan 501 (c)(4) organization that seeks to engage everyone from young adults, to early career professionals, college students, young mothers and fathers, construction workers, current service men and women, veterans, entrepreneurs and all Americans who find themselves dissatisfied with the status quo and willing to create a better tomorrow.
Generation Opportunity operates on a strategy that combines advanced social media tactics with proven field tactics to reach Americans 18-29. The organization`s social media platforms " Being American" on Facebook and "The Constiution" on Facebook - have amassed a total fan base of more than 1.6 million. Both pages post links to relevant articles and reports from sources ranging from the federal General Accountability Office (GAO), to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Brookings Institution, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and The Heritage Foundation.
Visit Generation Opportunity`s grassroots website here, click here for online resources in Spanish, and connect with us on Facebook by liking Being American and The Constitution.