“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1937
The Next Generation Blueprint for 2016 is the Roosevelt Network’s crowdsourced vision for change—a vision backed by concrete ideas for how we can tackle the complex and looming challenges we face. Based on a survey of 1,000 young people on 160 campuses around the country, the Blueprint lays out an aggressive policy agenda for legislators to tackle in three key areas: education, the economy, and human rights. And because we believe that it matters who writes the rules, not just what rules are written, it includes recommendations for rethinking how young people engage in the decision-making process by increasing voter access and diversifying the pool of emerging leaders.