“What William Gibson’s “New Rose Hotel” Got Wrong About the Future,” The Stranger

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On May 12, Roosevelt launched Rewriting the Rules, our comprehensive new economic agenda, at the National Press Club. Heralded as ground-breaking, the report provides a counter to the prevalent trickle-down economics. Author and Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz was joined by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio at the launch event. We were joined by

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George Washington University students plan a 4.5-hour “die-in” at Kogan Plaza to protest the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. A black person is shot by law enforcement every 28 hours, and there is no civilian oversight at any major police department in the U.S. The time to act on this is now – towns across

George Washington University is petitioning GW Treasurer Lou Katz and the University’s Finance Division to invest at least $250,000 in community development banks as part of their Bank on DC campaign. There is a great deal of growth in D.C. thanks to community development banks. See the full story here.

Student leaders are pushing GW to invest money in two local banks required to stimulate the local economy, a plan they say will help develop run-down D.C. neighborhoods. GW’s financial resources can be utilized to provide access to financial services in communities that have traditionally been underserved, making GW an even more effective partner in

Students at GWU plan to funnel resources to underserved sections of their own college town, by directing a portion of GWU’s cash holdings to Community Development Banks (CDBs). Our only request is for GWU to shift (a small portion of their) cash holdings from a traditional bank to a bank that will make our surrounding community

Roosevelt @ GWU recently joined other local organizations in successfully pressuring the Washington DC city council to vote for an increase in the minimum wage to $11.50 an hour by 2016 from its current level of $8.50 an hour. That is not to say that young people will revolutionize the labor movement immediately. Millennials have an uphill

Roosevelt @ GWU students have joined a coalition of community organizations, including the DC Jobs with Justice, RESPECT DC and multiple local unions, to put grassroots pressure on the DC City Council to raise the minimum wage. Read the full story here.

GW students stormed the office of Mayor Vincent Gray in an attempt to convince him to sign a controversial bill raising the minimum wage at D.C.’s largest retailers. If you plan on bringing your business into our city, we demand our workers who move your freight, stock your shelves, cash your money and are at

Members of the GW Roosevelt Institute joined protestors from Empower DC in front of U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to show their support for keeping the public schools open. City officials have said it’s no longer worth funding the under-enrolled schools, but activists counter that the closures hurt poor and minority students.