At The Nation, Roosevelt Network National Director Joelle Gamble writes: Our generation has the potential to dramatically reshape electoral and policy outcomes. People under 35 have led many of the major movements of the last eight years, including the Dreamers, Title IX activism, the Movement for Black Lives, and Occupy. And in 2016, the 86 million
Priyanka Mogul of the International Business Times reports on Roosevelt’s Blueprint: A majority of young Americans have said that they want to see an end to the way money controls the political arena in the US. Recent research revealed that 64% of millennial voters are calling for electoral reform that would “decrease the influence of
Roosevelt is home to the nation’s largest network of emerging doers and thinkers—young people who are committed to reimagining and rewriting the rules in their communities. Our members are organized on 130+ campuses in 40 states nationwide, from four-year universities to community colleges, partnering with policy makers and communicators to provide them with clear, principled ideas
Roosevelt at UTK’s Hayley Brundige on why “Tennesee is not for sale”: Privatization would not only slash hours and benefits for current workers, but lower the standard of treatment for any new hires. It’s an all-around loss for waged workers in Tennessee and the local economies they contribute to. Read the full piece here!
Check out Fusion’s list of 30 women who will change election 2016 including Joelle Gamble, National Director of Roosevelt’s network, and Taylor Jo Isenberg, Vice President of Roosevelt’s Network. Read the full coverage here!
The University of Michigan and Michigan State University, the two largest universities in the state, together purchase more than $2 billion of goods and services each year, including everything from desks to high-powered computers. Much of this money is spent in Michigan, supporting local businesses even through tough economic times. Unfortunately, state policies have prevented U of M and MSU from fully using their purchasing power for the benefit of all of Michigan’s business owners.
The University of Michigan, as a public university, has an inherent responsibility to serve the interests of the community it represents. The institution purchases more than $1 billion of goods and services each year, and how the university chooses to spend that money shapes the structure and values of Ann Arbor and Southeastern Michigan as
Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay writes in the New York Times on Amherst Uprising and the fight for racial justice on his campus: For many students of color, at Amherst College and elsewhere, it is not uncommon to feel a continuous sense of homelessness. “Are you sure this space is really mine?” we
Writing for the Baltimore Sun, Student Board of Advisors member Andrea Sosa of Roosevelt @ Goucher argues: As key participants in the climate change debate gather in Paris, they should consider how the issues they discuss affect people of color and whether the solutions they have proposed have done enough to balance out the injustices
Writing for The Hill, chapter head at Roosevelt @ Denver Morgan Smith argues: Structuring effective policy requires us to stop willfully ignoring the facts. This does not mean we cannot be cautious about environmental policy choices, but it does mean we have to stop believing that the 2,000+ scientists from 195 countries who work on