Statement: Roosevelt Network Will No Longer Support Foreign Policy Proposals and Projects

July 23, 2019

New York, NY—To better support student policymakers and activists at the state and local levels, the Roosevelt Network is moving away from supporting foreign policy proposals and projects for its 10 Ideas publication.

“We want our students to think globally, but act locally,” said National Director, Roosevelt Network, Katie Kirchner. “We believe that international issues are important, and their national consequences are real; however, we have determined that the best way for us to contribute to foreign policy issues is by remembering our theory of change is local, and that US foreign policy initiatives are done at the federal level or through transnational organizations.”

To support the network’s transition away from foreign policy work, a foreign affairs alumni task force has been created to help Roosevelters connect with organizations in the foreign policy sphere. For more details, please contact Eamon Ross.

About the Roosevelt Network

The Roosevelt Network trains, develops, and supports emerging progressive policymakers, researchers, and advocates across the US, focusing on communities historically denied political power. Found on campuses and in cities across nearly 40 states nationwide, the network is built on the principle that changing who writes the rules can help fulfill the ideals of American democracy and build true public power. The network supports student-led, scalable policy campaigns that fight for the equitable provision, distribution, and accessibility of public goods at the campus, local, and state levels. In addition to its student-led activities, the organization leverages the power of its alumni network—which includes public officials, lawyers, teachers, nonprofit executives, and researchers—to expand opportunities for the next generation of policy leaders. A program of the Roosevelt Institute, the network operates alongside leading economists and political scientists to bring the ideals of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt into the 21st century.

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