Frontlash, a nationwide nonprofit student organization, was founded in 1968 to register young
voters, especially those in minority and low-income communities, and to "educate citizens on the
issues at stake and the need for voting power to change social conditions."
It was sponsored by
the National AFL-CIO, the United States Youth Council, the NAACP Youth Council, and a
variety of other foundations and trade unions. Frontlash's 1968 registration campaign, conducted
by about one thousand student volunteers across the country, signed up approximately 25,000
new voters nationwide, including 1,000 in Sacramento and 10,000 in Los Angeles.