New Leaders for a New Generation How a bunch of young activists in Colorado have the big power company run for cover
New Era volunteers during voter registration
by Cat Johnson
Have you heard this bit of awesomeness? New Era Colorado, an organization of young activists, is going head to head with a big, corrupt power corporation and making incredible strides to create a clean, publicly owned power company for Boulder, Colorado. In doing so, they are showing how other cities can do the same.
As you can imagine, the power company is not happy. It’s using every trick in the corporate sabotage bag, but the support being shown for New Era is staggering.
The organization recently created an Indiegogo campaign to raise money to support the project. With 13 days to go, they have blown their original goal of $40,000 out of the water. At the time of publishing, they’ve raised $171,597 with more money coming in by the minute.
Over the past few years, New Era Colorado has registered a whopping 30,000 young people to vote across the state