As members of the most interconnected generation in history, we understand that the policy issues we care about increasingly transcend national borders. From human rights to economy prosperity to climate change, the change our generation hopes to bring about has an inherently global impact.
Roosevelt is concerned with addressing international relationships in the broadest sense—political relationships, economic relationships and socio-cultural relationships. This yields an extremely intersectional issue area in which our policies build on top of traditionally domestic issues, like the economy and healthcare. We aim to move away from the Western-centric frame that preceding generations have pursued and that have excluded or oppressed groups of people in the process. As we seek to deepen public discourse by elevating the voices of a generation that has and will continue to inherit the decisions of global policymakers, we aim to co-create a prosperous global community, not reinforce a global zero-sum game. This means localizing important foreign policy issues to elevate ethical, accessible, and local ways to advance global impact.
We Believe in:
- Promoting democracy and freedom in equitable partnerships with local communities
- Repairing and strengthening the institutions addressing today’s global challenges
- Investing in and creating opportunities to increase Americans’ global fluency
Some key organizations involved in localizing foreign policy are C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) , One America, 100 Resilient Cities, the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), The Compact of Mayors, and Sister City International.
Below, we outline Roosevelt’s core foreign policy issues and policy projects: