Covering new research from the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Ariel Smilowitz details the structural barriers facing women in the United States. There are incredibly large disparities throughout different regions of the United States; southern women are the worst off with regard to employment and earnings. Furthermore, the status of women differs notably by race

Taylor Pigram and Emma Copeland advocate for the Virginia ABC to allocate some of its profit to fight sexual assault on campuses. Universities and colleges in the commonwealth could use those funds toward increased education about sexual abuse on campus, after-care for assault victims and the establishment of a 24-hour sexual assault nurse examiner on

Courtney Liss discusses a path forward in the fight against sexual assault on college campuses. After hearing from women on my campus, I realized that the issue of sexual assault goes beyond its frequency. Instead, a combination of factors—negative administrative responses to reporting, retaliation against victims from social groups, and the incessant questioning of victims

Joelle Gamble argues that the momentum behind Senator Sanders’ candidacy highlights a need for more bottom up forms for citizens to influence the political process. This “new power” politics is a rejection of the top-down, king-making mentality that has become symbolic of current American politics. In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Jeremy Hiemans and

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Missy Brown, Emily Cerciello and Andrea Flynn detail how sex ed programs in North Carolina, in their current design, are harmful to LGBTQ youth. The current heterosexual bias in sexual education is a systemic policy failure that is harming young people. Teaching abstinence-only sex ed designed exclusively for heterosexual, cisgender students limits young people’s knowledge

Eugenia Kim argues that too many corporate interests in America’s institutions of higher education are holding back progress on disinvesting from fossil fuels and investing in environmentally-friendly industries. Yes, it is important that universities remain financially healthy and solvent; however, it should be noted that any kind of investment is risky, including investments in the

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In the past year, we’ve seen some inspiring moments: the highest Midterm turnout since 1914, felon re-enfranchisement in Florida, an overhaul of criminal justice in New York,  and progressive policies like universal basic income, the abolishment of the electoral college, free healthcare have taken a prominent role policy debates. Networks like ours must continue organizing,

Mark Riddle, Executive Director of the New Leaders Council, calls Roosevelt one of the key groups building leadership for progressives. The “depth problem” is very real and we are seeing the real-life consequences today pointed out by Blake. However, the bright spot is this: There is an emerging progressive pipeline to build talent. Along with

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How the U.S. Government Can Better Promote “Anchor” Institutions Brandi Lupo, Roosevelt Alum, on RegBlog While investing in anchor institutions is no “silver bullet for addressing the socioeconomic challenges” facing communities, the federal government can and should better partner with these institutions to promote development from within communities themselves. The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, recently

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The Key Point Missing From The College Cost Debate Emma Copeland from Roosevelt @ George Mason on Talking Points Memo The role of colleges as a potential force for good within their more immediate communities is often overlooked when we talk about the costs of college. Indeed, one of the most profound ways a university can improve the