Headshot Photo of Jonah Gottlieb
2020 Award Recipient


Project National Children's Campaign

Location Petaluma, CA

Issue Area Advocacy/Activism | Civic Engagement

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 founded the National Children’s Campaign to amplify the voices of America’s children and youth, ensuring adults vote in line with young people’s interests and prioritize 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 cultivates the next generation of lobbyists through its online bill-writing programs and lobbying campaigns.

Jonah standing in the front row of a march shouting with other people shouting and holding signs.

National Children's Campaign


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