Today is an exciting day for the future of the network. I’m excited to introduce you to our wonderful new National Director, Nehemiah Rolle! In 2014, I had the incredible honor of becoming the National Director of Roosevelt’s network. As an alumna of the network, I was excited to draw from my experiences—and from those

Last week, the Congressional Budget Office released its new score on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which was recently passed by the House of Representatives after months of controversy and political infighting. This is far from the first attempt by Republicans to deregulate our health care system. Since the passage of the Affordable Care

“Higher education” is a vague term. It describes a sector that is hardly uniform, with over 4,000 degree-granting institutions eligible for federal funding but serious disparities among them. A college education from one of these institutions continues to serve as a prerequisite to moving up the income ladder in our narrative about economic mobility. Yet,

At the Roosevelt Institute, we understand the importance and value of young people’s ideas, and we’re actively working with a new generation of leaders committed to fighting for their vision. Our oldest and most competitive policy journal, 10 Ideas, promotes that work by elevating the top student-generated policy proposals from across the country. Foreign Policy

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In his opinion curtailing key aspects of the Voting Rights Act in Shelby County v. Holder (2013), Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that the act was no longer needed because “the country has changed” with regard to discrimination in voting. However, in the wake of the first presidential election since 1965 to be

What to Expect When Your Employees Are Expecting: Universal Paid Leave and Business in Washington, D.C. seeks to analyze how paid family/medical leave affected state economies in California and New Jersey, which established paid family leave programs in 2004 and 2009, respectively. The report combines empirical analysis of existing policy with primary sources through interviews

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. Financialization has a number of disturbing consequences for higher education, including increases in overall

Voting Rights Restoration Fact Sheet

DOWNLOAD THE PDF  The Problem: Voter Disenfranchisement The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with close to 2.2 million people behind bars. Studies have shown that changes in the criminal justice system and in sentencing laws, not changes in crime rates, are responsible for these shocking numbers. One of the hidden

10 Ideas

The Roosevelt Network is proud to present our 10 Ideas journal! Since 2008, this journal has elevated the ideas of young people seeking not only to rewrite the rules for their communities, but also to change who writes them. 10 Ideas is an annual Roosevelt Network program that generates student policy proposals. Each year, students

Roosevelt members and chapters form the beating heart of our network. Our chapters are meeting places, debate forums, and think tanks all in one. Interested? Tell us about more yourself! Check below to see if your school has a chapter. We’re excited to have you on board. Check out some of the exciting work underway with profiles

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