New York, NY—The Roosevelt Network has decided to pause its annual 10 Ideas journal for the 2021–2022 school year so that it can fully commit to revitalizing the program in a way that best fits the needs of today’s Network students.
Since 2008, the Roosevelt Network’s 10 Ideas journal has elevated the ideas of young people seeking not only to rewrite the rules for their communities but to change who writes them. Now, as the Network recommits to its mission, it must look inward to ensure that key programs like 10 Ideas are providing opportunities and voices to all people.
“Shifting decision-making power to communities historically denied political influence and representation in America has and always will be the driving force behind everything that we do,” said National Director of the Roosevelt Network Katie Kirchner. “Right now, we do not believe our current 10 Ideas program adequately meets this mission. So, we are pausing our work on this important program so that we can restructure it with an equity-first mindset.”
“The Network supports young people and students making change locally in their communities. While we pause 10 Ideas, we are not pausing our training and commitment to policy work. We will continue to offer training and the support necessary for every student to learn the nuts and bolts of policy writing,” said Senior Program Manager of the Roosevelt Network Alyssa Beauchamp.
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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.