Kendra Bozarth

As the Managing Director of Communications at the Roosevelt Institute, Kendra Bozarth drives the organization’s communications strategy across editorial, digital, design, and press. Working with the think tank, advocacy, network, and development teams, she ensures that all communications initiatives meet Roosevelt’s standards of quality and clarity, achieve organizational objectives, and align with institutional branding. She also oversees the day-to-day operations and long-term development of the communications team and serves as a cross-departmental leader on organizational development projects, including internal communications and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).


Prior to joining Roosevelt, Kendra worked on state-level budget and tax policy campaigns in Kansas as a member of the State Priorities Partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and she was the Communications Manager for The Homecomers with Sarah Smarsh podcast project in 2019. Kendra earned a BA in English from the University of Kansas with an emphasis in creative writing and political communications in 2012. Follow her on Twitter @kendrabozarth.


 

Kendra Bozarth in the News


Structural Racism Is Exacerbating the Coronavirus Pandemic for Black People—Especially Black Women, Ms. Magazine

Crushing Rural StereotypesHidden Truths Podcast

One More Travesty in the Student Loan ProgramThe American Prospect

“It looks as if the system cannot reform itself,” said Dr. Cornel West this past Friday in discussing the public murder of George Floyd on May 25. In 5 minutes and 23 seconds, Dr. West delivers the powerful—and painful—truth: We are living in a moment of compounded systemic failures, at least those of us who

Person looking into unemployment office window

The Department of Labor (DOL) was slated to release the latest data on unemployment filings tomorrow (the announcement is delayed until May 8), figures that will provide a staggering picture of COVID-19’s devastating effects on workers and our economy. Though not unexpected, these findings must shape the strategy, size, and scope for America’s economic recovery. 

Roosevelt Institute Board Member and Vice Chair Paul R. Rudd died suddenly on Tuesday, April 28, in New York. Paul joined our board in 2011 and served as chair of the Finance and Investment committee. We will deeply miss his wisdom, knowledge, and kindness, and his commitment to making the world more just and equitable.

Janelle Jones, the managing director of policy and research at Groundwork Collaborative, has coined what she calls a personal motto and economic ideology: “Black women best.” She means that if Black women—who, since our nation’s founding, have been the most disadvantaged by the rules that structure our society—can one day thrive in the economy, then

The Roosevelt Institute recently launched the Climate and Economic Transformation program, which will research and promote government’s affirmative role as a public provider and the rules and institutions necessary for healthy, equitable governance. The program will focus on using these tools of economic transformation to address many problems in the US and beyond, including the

On Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new estimates of the US “tax gap,” which measures the difference between the taxes people, corporations, and other entities legally owe and what is actually collected. The tax gap totals nearly $8 trillion over the past decade, according to the chief mathematician (#MathIsReal) for the Senate Budget

America’s $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is crushing millions of us, but it is disproportionately harming Black people—and fueling the racial wealth gap.  In a new Roosevelt report, co-released with Demos and The Century Foundation, Roosevelt Program Manager Suzanne Kahn and her coauthors underscore that our debt-financed higher education system reinforces the structural racism that plagues

In a report released earlier this week, Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker explains what industrial policy is and how we can do it better. Notably, he argues that—despite the common but mistaken assumption that the US does not use industrial policy—ad hoc and exclusionary industrial policies have hindered the kind of robust industrial planning necessary to

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2019 CONTACT: Kendra Bozarth, kbozarth@rooseveltinstitute.org Reviving Industrial Policy and Economy-Wide Planning in the Time of Global Crises New Roosevelt report explores the role of democratic industrial policy in tackling America’s greatest global threats The US faces numerous challenges—from climate change to trade competition—that make a more robust industrial policy and

In “Exploring Guaranteed Income Through a Racial and Gender Justice Lens,” Jhumpa Bhattacharya of the Insight Center connects two of the ideas that have bubbled up to the surface of the 2020 political debate: The need to address the racial wealth gap that exists between people of color—particularly Black Americans—and white Americans, and a guaranteed

Each Saturday, a Roosevelt staff member will share 3-5 articles that they consider must-reads. This week, Roosevelt Communications Director Kendra Bozarth is sharing an antitrust reading list and elevates the hidden rules of drug addiction. I recently finished Good and Mad by Rebecca Traister, which is fitting because I am definitely a woman signaling fury

Despite individual policies polling better than conservative proposals—on health care, education, and taxes, for example—the public has yet to fully comprehend what progressives actually stand for. Progressive policymakers need a worldview that connects laundry lists of policy solutions to people’s daily lives, and a new issue brief by our colleagues offers just that. In “Increasing

We all need transformative solutions for our broken political system, but especially those most disadvantaged by its failings: Americans of color. In a new paper, Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker explores five ways to reform the Senate—a body structured by biased rules of representation that prioritize sparsely populated states with mostly white populations, exclude nearly 5

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Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

Recently, The New York Times published a report about women who, while working in physically demanding jobs, lost their pregnancies after requests for less-strenuous assignments were denied. The profile is a tragic example of the steep toll levied on women, and particularly women of color, who face economic and social rules that are rigged against

MEDIA ADVISORY: August 27, 2018 CONTACT: Kendra Bozarth, kbozarth@rooseveltinstitute.org   STATEMENT: Roosevelt Fellow Responds to Preliminary Trade Deal between U.S. and Mexico   New York, NY—Statement of Dr. Todd N. Tucker, Political Scientist and Fellow at Roosevelt Institute, and author of Judge Knot, a book on dispute settlement in NAFTA and other trade deals: “Today’s North

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MEDIA ADVISORY: August 21, 2018 CONTACT: Kendra Bozarth, kbozarth@rooseveltinstitute.org   STATEMENT: Roosevelt Institute Fellow Responds to Bill Introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Curb Government Corruption   New York, NY – Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation that would make sweeping changes to our country’s ethics and conflict-of-interest laws. The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity

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MEDIA ADVISORY: August 15, 2018 CONTACT: Kendra Bozarth, kbozarth@rooseveltinstitute.org STATEMENT: Roosevelt Institute Policy Counsel Responds to Bill Introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Amplify Worker Voice New York, NY—Today, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced legislation that would require large corporations to consider the interests of employees and other stakeholders in their decision-making. The Accountable Capitalism Act

Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

Why This Matters is a series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a better, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why they matter as we

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Why This Matters, a new series from Roosevelt staff connecting our individual work—from papers to reports and everything in between—to our broader vision of creating a new, more equitable economic and political system. This series will give readers the top takeaways from our latest writing and thinking, with a focus on why

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