About Us

The progressive alternative to Turning Point USA.

Together, let’s end the far-right’s monopoly on the microphone.

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Our Vision

Dream for America is a Gen Z-led 501(c)4 non-profit founded on July 4, 2023 focused on identifying, educating, and mobilizing America’s students to promote freedom, democracy, & real progressive values. Together, we’ll mobilize a new generation of democracy defenders to take on far-right youth groups like Turning Point USA.

Dream for America is focused on defending and reclaiming long-standing American values like freedom, democracy, patriotism, & a love for progress, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

We believe that every young American can be illuminated towards real democratic values and inspired to usher in a new wave of pro-democracy progressivism echoing the visions of Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, & President Joe Biden. Against the backdrop of hateful and divisive far-right forces drawing young Americans towards extremism — Dream for America is here to chart a better course, offer young people a better vision for America, and reclaim the values of freedom and patriotism as an American value — rather than a conservative one.

Students and young people across America are fed up with extremist ideologies that are tearing the fabric of our country apart, and we are waking up. Dream for America is working tirelessly everyday to actively engage with the culture and move the needle!

The only way we fight fascism and defend democracy is to come together not as Democrats, not as Republicans – but as Americans, and as human beings first and foremost – to usher in a new era of politics not about division, but about solving the problems that we all share.

Since our founding, Dream for America has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and powerful pro-democracy grassroots network both online and on-campuses across the country to guide young Americans through development of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation, so they can meaningfully engage in their communities.

With volunteers in all 50 states and hundreds of local chapters coming soon to campuses near you, Dream for America is the largest and fastest-growing progressive youth organization in America rivaling Turning Point USA.

The 3 C’s: Chapters, Creators, Conferences

Grassroots Chapters

Dream for America chapters are dedicated to supporting students on campus across America through innovative youth-tailored marketing, setting up tables, distributing educational literature, engaging in face-to-face conversations, recruiting new student activists, hosting on-campus events with local leaders, & offering students counter-programing to Turning Point USA.

Dream for America currently employs a volunteer staff of hundreds of young organizers empowered to recruiting new activists, registering voters, and becoming major leaders of the progressive movement within their community. Together, it’s time we truly make advocacy accessible for all by educating, engaging, & mobilizing the students of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

Let’s do more than just mobilize already-progressive politically-engaged students. Let’s expand our tent and extend a hand to politically disengaged or disillusioned students, and even to young Americans moderate or conservative alike.

At Dream for America, we play offense with a sense of urgency to go to the places where progressives are in the ideological and philosophical minority. And we may not always be welcome when we go to these campuses or these rural communities — but we win when we go to places where we aren’t welcome and we go there anyways. We’ll extend our outreach through chapters and training sessions across the country beyond deep-blue college campuses into trade schools, places of faith, working-class communities, suburban, and rural America.

GOALS: Dream for America aims to establish a presence on campuses covering all 50 states, and to build a powerful network of the next generation of supporters, activists, and future leaders of the progressive movement. Additionally, Dream for America and its leaders hope to embark on a nation-wide campus tour to challenge conservative extremism, promote liberalism and respectful political discourse, and defend democracy — something too often neglected on college campuses today with hate crimes and political division at an all time high.

Community of Digital Creators

By employing creative branding, “memes”, and relevant pop-culture into day-to-day marketing and organizing activities, Dream for America constantly reaches new demographics and expands our base of supporters young and old. We combine culture and politics to combat Turning Point’s content creating army of agitators and engage young people in meaningful, educational, and effective ways.

Our diverse community of organizers don’t just create innovative content, but also pursue values-based candidate endorsements & public policy advocacy utilizing our Gen-Z Bill of Rights — which is THE most comprehensive & visionary policy platform put forward by any Gen-Z organization.

To counter the dominance of far-right media and reach new audiences, Dream for America has reinvented the playbook for progressive messaging. Progressives must:

  • reclaim American history and embrace values like freedom & patriotism.
  • do less screaming about democracy being under siege, and spend more time focusing on why democracy matters.
  • rebut far-right messaging by posing questions like “what is woke” & flipping America First rhetoric on its head (ie. America First in progress & prosperity NOT fear & hate).
  • shy away from using complicated academic language and complex policy explanations.
  • boil down key issues into simple, repeatable, & relatable ways.

GOALS: Dream for America aims to rival the far-right media behemoth created by Turning Point USA and media organizations like PragerU. Dream for America hopes to equip social media influencers with every available resource necessary to spread democracy on campus and across all forms of media. Additionally, Dream for America seeks to build our very own progressive media ecosystem with podcasts, short-films, documentaries, and other types of digital content to challenge the narrative of the far-right and correct the record.

Hosting Activist Conferences: DemocracyFest 2025

Dream for America hopes to build a reputation of being the premier brand in events for young progressive activists across the country. We aim to hold a series of regional summits and national conferences to attract young progressive students from across the country. Each conference will feature the top thought leaders in the progressive movement, as well as provide resourceful break-out training and networking sessions for attendees.

Dream for America believes it’s not only important to expose young people to tremendously intellectual and inspiring speakers – as well as provide students with the tools and connections they need to effectively battle radical right-wing extremism. Furthermore, at the events Dream for America plans to host, we wish to cultivate a spirit that we are stronger together. Young Americans of all backgrounds, identities, and political stripes are given a place in our community to realize that they are not alone in their progressive values – instead, when you take away the labels, we are more alike than we are different.

Dream for America Activists Strive To:

  • Educate students about the importance of freedom, democracy, and progressive government.
  • Identify student activists across the country who believe in defending democracy & justice for all.
  • Empower young activists to get involved in the fight for freedom and democracy. By building strong campus networks, organizing conferences, and equipping activists with the knowledge and strategies needed to combat the far-right, DFA makes advocacy accessible and empowers young people to make a difference within their community.
  • Organize young activists in chapters and networks across the country. DFA believes there is strength in organization, and our activists work tirelessly to build grassroots networks on every high school and college campus in America.
  • Mobilize students who believe in democracy. DFA mobilizes our networks to get involved in activism, issue advocacy, public policy education, and grassroots organizing.
  • Register students to vote. DFA will help thousands of high school and college students apply for voter registration and access absentee ballots.

The heart of our movement lies not in sprinting towards extremism, but in rallying progressive students and expanding the franchise to include moderate, Independent, or disengaged and apolitical young Americans. Our goal is to help shape the debate both online and on-campus, and inspire a new wave of progressivism across all-sides of the political spectrum to mobilize a new generation of democracy defenders.

President Biden is right when he says we are in a battle for the soul of America. It’s not just for the presidency — it’s all across this country. Young voters are our margin of victory, and we need to treat them as such. Young people have always been the key driving positive social good. The question we face is do we want to be America First in fear and hatred or America First in hope and progress? Do we want freedom and patriotism to be a conservative value or an American one? Our slogan is a better world is possible — because it truly is, only if we choose to invest in our students and invest in their political future.