Coalition Z is a national and youth-led organization that centers the voices of Generation Z in political conversations by bridging the gap between youth and their elected officials. Since 2016, we have harnessed Generation Z’s eagerness to enact change and connected it with concrete action.
We recognize that an equitable and representative government includes all future voters in the democratic process before they are given the ballot. This is our work: through collaboration, conversation, and advocacy, we hope to shape the policy supported by our elected officials and work towards solving the pressing issues plaguing our democracy.
Our work encompasses five goals:
1) Supporting legislation that focuses on issues that impact our generation
2) Electing progressive candidates at all levels of government
3) Connecting young people with their representatives
4) Representing Generation Z’s values to shape legislation with elected officials
5) Informing our generation on the policies that affect us and our future
Rohan Biju is a Senior at the Boston University Academy and lives in Framingham, MA. He's passionate about learning about new technology and helping the community around him. Rohan feels committed to assisting Coalition Z by developing great video and social media content to reach a wider Gen Z audience by utilizing the digital landscape.
Dylan Grossmann attends Highland Park High School in Highland Park, IL. This is her second year as Coalition Z Press Director and president of her school chapter. She is grateful to Coalition Z for connecting her with like-minded teens to discuss political issues and for helping to foster relationships with elected officials to advocate for change.
Anushka Mangal is a senior at Salinas High School in Salinas, California. She is passionate about voting rights, education, and women’s rights. Other than working with Coalition Z, she plays tennis, helps run a service providing tutoring to low-income students, and serves as President of her school’s Ethics Bowl and Mock Trial teams.
Norah Kiely is a junior at Trinity School in New York City! Besides being Chapter Director for Coalition Z, she is also the head of her school chapter. Outside of Coalition Z, she is the captain of her school’s Parliamentary debate team, loves to write and edit for multiple school publications, and tutors younger students in various subjects. She is so excited to be on the board this year!