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Late last month, the Business Roundtable (BRT)—a collection of 181 of the country’s largest corporations—announced that it was breaking from over 20 years of precedent. Instead of prioritizing shareholder value over everything else, the BRT declared that it would elevate the interests of all other stakeholders—including customers, communities, and suppliers—alongside it. Most notably, the very

Imagine a world in which the most pressing issue is to slash taxes for the rich and only the rich, costing the US government hundreds of billions of dollars and doing little to spur economic growth. Imagine a policy so unequal that even Mitt Romney has his doubts. Reader, I give you the capital gains

On Thursday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released new estimates of the US “tax gap,” which measures the difference between the taxes people, corporations, and other entities legally owe and what is actually collected. The tax gap totals nearly $8 trillion over the past decade, according to the chief mathematician (#MathIsReal) for the Senate Budget

Chapter Communications

Chapter Communications Effectively establishing chapter-level communications is an integral part of your chapter’s success. Establishing consistent and branded social media platforms and engaging with press can both expand your chapter’s reach and help move your policy work forward. The student communications coordinator works directly with chapters to ensure that they are properly branded and helps

Leadership Structures

The Executive Model This model is most effective at community colleges or smaller public universities where executive board officers can be responsible for both club operations and policy work. One governing board decides which events, trainings, and projects its respective chapter should pursue, but each leadership position has defined responsibilities. Leadership roles can vary depending

Conferences & Events

CONFERENCES Regional Conferences  Regional conferences are an important way for students to engage their communities, bring together chapters, and strategize about both their collective and independent policy work and their regional chapter growth for the coming year.  Students should plan all conferences in coordination with the national leadership regional teams and national staff. EVENTS  Chapter

Past Policy Challenges

2019 College affordability & student debt research The opportunity to support research on student debt and affordability issues, focused on understanding current free college/college affordability proposals, the values they promote, and tradeoffs of each proposal. Students will work remotely alongside Roosevelt Fellow Julie Margetta Morgan.  Financialization research  The opportunity to support research in financialization of

Alumni Associations are geographical hubs that coalesce and guide alumni’s interest in engaging with the network. Organized by alumni, and for alumni, associations provide a structure to connect our members with each other, partner groups, local policy fights, coalition work in cities, other progressive networks, and more. Associations increase the ability of the network to

What Alumni Do

Alumni are critical to the success of our network.  The key long-term goal for the network is to pipeline the leaders we develop into positions of decision-making power within institutions and organizations that shape the social and economic realities for communities across the country. And this is why alumni are crucial to our success; they

Alumni’s expertise, experience, and connections matter beyond the geography in which they live. Integrating alumni into our core national programming is how we ensure opportunities based on issue-area expertise, and pull together alumni and students located in more isolated areas. At Roosevelt, we are looking for more avenues to integrate alumni into student programming, training,