22 million teens will turn 18 by the 2020 U.S. election. Let’s engage now.
By 2020, 22 million teenagers should be at the polls—as informed, motivated, media literate new voters.
Our nonpartisan 22×20 campaign broadens and diversifies youth voice about public issues in the lead-up to national and local elections.
We invite educators and community leaders to host local action parties, and to use our prepared tools to inspire teen civic engagement and media creation.
You Can Help!
Use the hashtag #22×20 to spread the word!
Host a State of the Union Action Party!
The 22×20 campaign launched in 2018 with several action parties across the country. These occurred before, during and after the State of the Union (SOTU). Join us in 2019—Let’s tell President Trump and the media about the issues that matter to our nation’s youth!
Many teens think their voices don’t matter.
Among youth who voted in 2016, only 25% felt confident about American democracy. Party politics and an onslaught of content make teens tune out.
We must start earlier. Being a part of democracy begins before 18.
As a country, we can inspire political engagement and media literacy by supporting teen voices and providing evidence that their voices are heard—this will build civic skills for lifelong participation.
Better democracy starts with youth.
Who we are
22×20 is a groundbreaking national campaign and network of media, cultural and educational partners amplifying and diversifying teen voice, political expression, and media creation in the lead up to the 2020 election and beyond. We’re supporting youth to build nonpartisan media literacy skills to interpret, critique, and respond to political messages as a critical step towards engagement.