Gen-Z for Change
|Predecessor||TikTok for Biden|
|Legal status||Non-profit advocacy organization 18; 501(c)(4)|
Gen-Z for Change is an American non-profit advocacy organization founded in 2020 that uses social media to promote civil discourse and political action among members of Generation Z. It is comprised of a core team of 15 people and a coalition of over 500 content creators and activists, and partners with influencers, activists and celebrities to produce multimedia content. Its advocacy addresses a wide range of topics such as COVID-19, climate change, systemic inequity, foreign policy, voting rights, and LGBTQIA+ issues. Collectively, Gen-Z for Change's members have 540 million followers and receive 1.5 billion monthly views on social media.
Gen-Z for Change's activities have received significant news coverage, including a one-hour briefing with the White House for 30 prominent TikTok content creators about the United States’ strategic goals regarding the war in Ukraine (which was later parodied by Saturday Night Live); protests against companies such as Starbucks and Kroger for anti-union firings; and abortion-rights advocacy following the U. S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in June 2022. One of Gen-Z for Change's political strategists, Olivia Julianna, raised more then $2 million in donations to abortion funds across the country through the organization after congressman Matt Gaetz ridiculed her appearance in July 2022.
- "Gen-Z for Change - About Us". 2022-02-07. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
- Latu, Dan (2021-11-10). "They started making TikToks for Joe Biden. Now Gen Z For Change wants to wield real political clout". The Daily Dot. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
- "The White House is briefing TikTok stars about the war in Ukraine". Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2022-08-05.
- Itzkoff, Dave (2022-03-13). "On 'S.N.L.,' President Biden Seeks Help From TikTok Influencers". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
- Harrington, Caitlin. "A TikTok Army Is Coming for Union Busters". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
- Nast, Condé (2022-08-03). "Teen Abortion Advocate Olivia Julianna Is Just Getting Started". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2022-08-06.
- Jones, Dustin (2022-07-28). "A Texas teen raises over $700,000 for abortions after Rep. Matt Gaetz mocked her". NPR. Retrieved 2022-08-06.