The Corporate Power

Americans are increasingly aware that corporations aren’t working the way they should. Roosevelt Senior Economist Lenore Palladino explains: “Today’s corporations have retained their privileges and lost their public purpose. Corporate power should not [surpass] people power.” In a truly competitive economy, rules incentivize corporate behavior that promotes shared prosperity, including investments in better products, higher

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The Forge Fellowship

Reclaiming Public Power in Local Communities This fellowship is a stipended opportunity for 5–8 students currently enrolled at community colleges and public universities that do not have an existing Roosevelt chapter on their campus. Participants will be trained in core research, policy, organizing, and base-building skills, and receive one-on-one guidance from Roosevelt staff and alumni

Roosevelt @ NYC

Roosevelt @ NYC is a cohort of diverse emerging leaders who focus on finding policy solutions that align with the concerns of New York City students, particularly those within the City University of New York systems. The chapter meets biweekly in Manhattan to discuss current events and challenges related to student life in New York.

Operating in an era defined by dysfunction and chaos, the consolidation of power among the wealthiest among us, increased privatization of key public goods, the rollback of social safety net policies, and the criminalization of the most vulnerable among us– Roosevelters have continued to relentlessly pursue our mission to change who writes the rules for

Finance is no longer channeling our collective investments to productive uses. Instead, it’s using society’s resources to enrich itself at the cost of students, taxpayers, and communities. The story of finance in the economy is an old and simple one- the finance sector grows and protects the savings of individuals and institutions, and pools them


What do the increase in for-profit colleges and private prisons have in common? Unchecked corporate power in our public institutions. Lack of public control over the provision of public goods demands action now. Our future is not for sale. A mainstay in our politics since World War II and now embedded in our highest political

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Policy Challenges

In 2017, the Roosevelt Network built the Re: Public Project, designed to fight for accessible, equitable, and transparent public goods by strengthening our public institutions and combating the trend of privatization. In line with this bold vision and our will to act, we launched the 2019 Policy Challenges, enabling Roosevelters across the country to work

Repeal the Blindfold Law

In partnership with the Coalition to Repeal the Blindfold Law, the Roosevelt Institute is working to prevent wrongful convictions and make criminal trials fairer in New York. New York currently has one of the most restrictive criminal discovery provisions in the country. This is the statute which governs the process of by which both sides

Roosevelt, through the power of our people and our ideas, has continued to make an impact in cities and states. From starting new local campaigns to engaging our elected decision-makers on ideas to launching a new project to fight for the Re:public, we continue to relentlessly pursuing our mission to change who writes the rules.

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The American economy suffers from high inequality and low mobility. Wages have stagnated despite rising worker productivity. Our distorted tax code favors the wealthy while most Americans suffer under rising health care and education costs. Roosevelters support building strong, local economies that create vibrant communities with a key role for anchor institutions, and rebalancing the economy by

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