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2020 Recipient

Jonah Gottlieb

Petaluma, CA | 18

2020 Award Recipient

Just because children under the age of 18 in the U.S. can’t vote doesn’t mean their voices and priority issues should be ignored. Jonah Gottlieb founded the National Children’s Campaign to amplify the voices of America’s children and youth, ensuring adults are voting in line with young people’s interests and prioritizing children’s issues. Through strikes, marches, forums, summits, and lobby-days, his team works to ensure young people's voices are heard by those in office. Jonah and the National Children’s Campaign co-sponsored the White House Climate Strike with Greta Thunberg and the September 20th Washington, D.C., Climate Strike, which had over 12,000 attendees, and hosted the Schools For Climate Action Advocacy Summit in Washington, D.C. The National Children’s Campaign focuses on issues related to health, education, racial justice, the environment, child welfare, and more. The organization is cultivating the next generation of lobbyists through its online bill writing programs and lobbying campaigns. Jonah is also the co-host of Our Future Now!, the official National Children’s Campaign podcast.

(photo by Myleen Hollero)

National Children's Campaign

Jonah founded the National Children’s Campaign to amplify the voices of young people in the political arena through organizing, direct action, and lobbying.