Amy Chen

New Report Outlines Higher Education’s $2.7 Billion ‘Debt Bomb’ in TIME: But it also has a real human cost – schools that are indebted and struggling to meet interest payments pass on those costs to students, which is one key reason that average per student debt has risen from $29,400 to $35,000 over the last

Spread the Word: 10 Ideas 2017

For release, Monday, April 10, 2017 Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt network’s 10 Ideas 2017 launch — the Roosevelt Institute’s oldest and most competitive journal elevating the top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Please use the hashtag #10IDEAS17 when sharing with your community. You can find this

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Abortion access. Contraception. Planned Parenthood. The Affordable Care Act. Medicaid. All of these are targets of President-elect Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. To commemorate the 44th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Roosevelt Institute and the Center for Reproductive Rights hosted a discussion around the policy battles we expect in the year ahead, and how they will impact

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Please join us for breakfast on December 16 with Roosevelt’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz in discussion with Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong. Stiglitz and Wong will discuss the implications of a Trump administration on key economic policies; and the role the progressive community will need to play in promoting important policies that affect middle and low-income workers and challenging new trickle-down

We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just

Students Over Swaps Infographic

Higher education in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. We see evidence of this crisis in huge cuts in funding for public schools, skyrocketing costs of attendance at both private and public schools, and increases in student debt burdens. You can find the executive summary and full report here.

Spread the Word: #StudentsOverSwaps

For release Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Dear partners, Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt Institute network and ReFund America Project’s new report, “The Financialization of Higher Education.” Please use the hashtag #StudentsOverSwaps when sharing with your community. You can find the executive summary and full report on Tuesday, September 20,

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Roosevelt @ Policy Projects

Following our Next Generation Blueprint for 2016, we’re taking a deeper look on the issue areas that have emerged as top priorities for Roosevelters: Human Rights, Education, Economy, and Democratic Access. Take a look at the policy projects that are being led by Roosevelters. If you’re a student and interested in starting your own policy proposal

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  We’ve all read about skyrocketing tuition costs and declining state support for universities, but what’s often overlooked is how Wall Street has contributed to the budgetary crisis in higher education. The Roosevelt Institute network and the ReFund America Project’s latest report, The Financialization of Higher Education, sheds light on the toxic financial deals that have cost

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Sept 26: Roosevelt Debate Watch Party

On Monday, September 26, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will go head-to-head for the first time at Hofstra University. Will the former Secretary of State and the former Apprentice host have a real debate on the issues, or will we have to settle for more reality TV? Join us for the Roosevelt Institute’s first general election debate watch

Spread the Word: Roosevelt NEXT

Dear Alums: Thank you for helping us spread the word about Roosevelt NEXT.We’ve successfully expanded to more than 100 campuses across the county, from community colleges to the Ivy League, and shared our work with countless partners, from school boards to presidential candidates. Now, we need your help to reach the next level. Please use the hashtag #RooseveltNEXT

2016 Hyde Park Award Nominees

Roosevelt is proud to announce the nominee’s for the 2016 Hyde Park Leadership Awards. Each year, we celebrate a few exemplary members of network who demonstrate high impact, community leadership, and strong values. Our awards recognize individual leaders, as well as, our chapters across the country. Since our founding in 2004, our people have been

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What’s needed to win an economic mandate in 2016 and rewrite the rules of our economy? On Thursday, July 28, 2016, joined Roosevelt Institute Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz and Democracy Corps Co-Founder Stan Greenberg at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to unveil new polling on voters’ views of the economy. Time columnist and “Makers and Takers” author

Mingle with alums and meet new Roosevelters from our vibrant community of young professionals. Enjoy delicious, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar. Friends, partners, and other progressive supporters are also welcome to attend. This party is brought to you with the support of Alumni Committee members Paola Martinez ’14 and Rajiv Narayan ’12, as well as

Eight years after the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 are forgotten — and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. We know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage crisis. But it’s not just banks. The misguided

Dear Partners: Thank you for helping us spread the word about Roosevelt Institute’s newest papers “Rewrite the Racial Rules: Building an Inclusive American Economy” and “Untamed: How to Check Corporate, Financial, and Monopoly Power” building off last year’s Rewriting the Rules report which outlined an agenda to curb rising inequality and promote stronger economic growth. Please

New Rules for the New Deal

Last May, the Roosevelt Institute called on policymakers to rewrite the rules of the American economy. Now it’s time to set the agenda for 2016 and beyond. For decades, America has rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy and rolled back the victories of the civil rights movement, reinforcing centuries-old racial barriers. As a

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