Today, I am honored to step into the role of National Director of the Roosevelt Network. Nearly 15 years after the Network’s founding, we’re operating in a dysfunctional and chaotic political climate where the wealthiest and most privileged among us have consolidated power among themselves. As a result, we’re seeing the privatization of key public

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 1, 2018 Contact Mariam Ahmed,   ROOSEVELT INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES KATIE KIRCHNER AS NEW NETWORK DIRECTOR Kirchner to Lead Progressive Network of Over 10,000 Students     NEW YORK, NY — This week, the Roosevelt Institute announced Katie Kirchner as the new director of the Roosevelt Network, which includes student organizations

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.

Only two countries in the world are not signatories of the Paris Agreement, an historic pledge by the world’s nations to work to cut greenhouse gas emissions. It seems very likely that this week the U.S. will add its name next to Nicaragua and Syria, when President Trump makes good on a campaign threat to

Education is the cornerstone of the American dream: Study hard, earn a degree, and your work will be rewarded. Lee Hall, a university professor who holds two law degrees, is still waiting for his rewards. Teaching five undergraduate and law school courses per semester, Hall makes an annual salary of $15,000—less than a pet-sitter, he

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Spread the Word: 10 Ideas 2017

For release, Monday, April 10, 2017 Thank you for helping us spread the word about the Roosevelt network’s 10 Ideas 2017 launch — the Roosevelt Institute’s oldest and most competitive journal elevating the top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Please use the hashtag #10IDEAS17 when sharing with your community. You can find this

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Roosevelt @ Illinois in the Glacier  At an April 26, 2016 event in the U Building, was State Rep. Kelly Burke, (D), from Illinois’ 36th District, which represents areas including Palos Hills and Evergreen Park. She was joined by Brenna Conway, the director of the Roosevelt Institute of Illinois, a non-profit organization which promotes student

Higher Education is in a state of crisis. And, the influence of the financial sector in higher education has worked to increase social and economic inequalities, instead of serving as the equalizer we have long imagined colleges to be. Financialization has a number of disturbing consequences for higher education, including increases in overall borrowing by colleges

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We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just

Students Over Swaps Infographic

Higher education in the U.S. is in a state of crisis. We see evidence of this crisis in huge cuts in funding for public schools, skyrocketing costs of attendance at both private and public schools, and increases in student debt burdens. You can find the executive summary and full report here.