Monica Gonzalez

Student Debt and the American Dream Please join us for lunch on July 27, 2017 for a conversation with Roosevelt Visiting Fellow Rohit Chopra and Washington Post‘s Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, on how student debt is shaping the economic and political identity of young Americans. Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, student debt in America has more than doubled to $1.4 trillion, raising

The Four Freedoms Awards are presented each year to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to the principles President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed as essential to democracy in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. These

Bridging the Divide: Tax Cuts & Taxpayers The new presidential administration is pushing the old idea that paying taxes is a burden, and the answer is to cut tax rates for corporations and the rich. But the Roosevelt Institute’s recent paper on corporate taxes argues that there’s no evidence such tax cuts will help the

Please join us for breakfast on February 15th with Roosevelt Fellows Andrea Flynn and Dorian Warren, moderated by Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong.  Andrea and Dorian will discuss the role of race and racism in the 2016 election and the likely impact of the Trump administration on communities of color.  Rejecting calls for progressives

The election of 2016 has shined a spotlight on long-festering political crises that will continue even after the ballots have been counted.  How can we address economic inequality and declining opportunity and make our political institutions more responsive, accountable, and effective?  And what is the future of American politics in an era of growing populist

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls also drive the prosperity and security of families, communities, and nations.  In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies.  Yet despite many indicators of

As the presidential election enters the homestretch, many political analysts are focusing on swing states and white working class voters.  But the American electorate is increasingly young and diverse: A third of the voting public is under 35, and Latinos make up a larger part of the potential electorate than any other ethnic group.  In

We live in a period of seismic social and economic shifts, and now is the time to reimagine the rules for a changing America. But at Roosevelt, we believe that who writes the rules is as important as what rules are written. Young Americans will represent more than 30 percent of eligible voters in 2016.

The Roosevelt Institute hosted and in-depth breakfast discussion on the economic policies that resonate in the current political climate.with Felicia Wong, President of the Roosevelt Institute, Stan Greenberg of Democracy Corps, and Nell Abernathy, Roosevelt’s Director of Programs. “Rewriting the Rules,” our comprehensive economic agenda authored by Nobel Laureate and Roosevelt Chief Economist Joe Stiglitz,

The Four Freedoms Awards are presented to men and women whose achievements have demonstrated a commitment to those principles which President Roosevelt proclaimed in his historic speech to Congress on January 6, 1941, as essential to democracy: freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship, freedom from want, freedom from fear. The Awards began in

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