Priyanka Mogul of the International Business Times reports on Roosevelt’s Blueprint: A majority of young Americans have said that they want to see an end to the way money controls the political arena in the US. Recent research revealed that 64% of millennial voters are calling for electoral reform that would “decrease the influence of
Roosevelt @ DePaul University’s Douglas Ortiz writes on the Higher education crisis in Illinois: If Governor Rauner wants our support for his turnaround agenda, he needs to start working for it. And if he’s not going to talk about higher education in Illinois, we are. Read the full piece here.
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Applications for Summer 2018 internships are now closed. ABOUT THE ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE Until economic and social rules work for all Americans, they’re not working. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, the Roosevelt Institute reimagines the rules to create a nation where everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. We are a
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Roosevelt at UTK’s Hayley Brundige on why “Tennesee is not for sale”: Privatization would not only slash hours and benefits for current workers, but lower the standard of treatment for any new hires. It’s an all-around loss for waged workers in Tennessee and the local economies they contribute to. Read the full piece here!
Check out Fusion’s list of 30 women who will change election 2016 including Joelle Gamble, National Director of Roosevelt’s network, and Taylor Jo Isenberg, Vice President of Roosevelt’s Network. Read the full coverage here!
FDR Granddaughter and Roosevelt Board Chair on Donald Trump’s Use of WWII Internment to Defend His Intolerant and Divisive Agenda
Statement of Roosevelt Institute Board Chair Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, granddaughter of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, on Donald Trump’s use of internment during World War II to defend his plan to ban Muslims from entry into the U.S. The Roosevelt Institute also signed on to the We Are Better Than This call today.
“For Donald Trump to cite my grandfather and internment as a defense of his own intolerant and divisive agenda is reprehensible. The internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during World War II is a sad part of our history and, as a part of my grandfather’s administration, a terrible political decision driven by fear…
On the surface, COP21, the international climate change conference that started this week in Paris, appears to have all the right ingredients for building a global and equitable strategy to address climate change. The emerging messages deal directly with environmental justice—ending world poverty through the shift to a low-emission, sustainable future. Achieving such lofty goals will require a transformation of the global economy. Yet the proposed agreement fails to address some of the underlying factors leading to climate change and environmental injustice, such as economic inequality and the distribution of environmental burdens.