Our National Network

Roosevelt is a network of over 10,000 students working to advance solutions in their communities because we believe it matters who writes the rules. Our members are organized on a wide variety of 130 campuses in 40 states nationwide that work with policy makers and communicators to write and enact local, state, and national policy.

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Annual Hyde Park Conference

In the past year, we’ve seen some inspiring moments: the highest Midterm turnout since 1914, felon re-enfranchisement in Florida, an overhaul of criminal justice in New York,  and progressive policies like universal basic income, the abolishment of the electoral college, free healthcare have taken a prominent role policy debates. Networks like ours must continue organizing,

The Roosevelt Institute’s annual 10 Ideas series is the largest undergraduate policy journal, sharing locally-generated student ideas from across the country to create policy change. Read our 10 Ideas for Energy & Environment 2015 below: 10 Ideas for Energy and Environment, 2015 by Roosevelt Campus Network Closing Orphaned Wells: Preventing Spills When Oil Companies Go Bankrupt

10 Ideas 2015

The Roosevelt Institute’s annual 10 Ideas series is the largest undergraduate policy journal, sharing locally-generated student ideas from across the country to create policy change. 10 Ideas for Education10 Ideas for Defense and Diplomacy10 Ideas for Healthcare10 Ideas for Equal Justice10 Ideas for Economic Development10 Ideas for Energy & Environment

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Roosevelt @ George Mason’s Emma Copeland and Taylor Pigram wrote a 10 Ideas policy to advocate for the Virginia ABC to allocate 20% of it’s annual profits to sexual assault care. Read an excerpt below and download the full proposal using the download link at the top of the page: Because one in five women

Roosevelter Meili Swanson on using Telemedical Healthcare to address PTSD in American veterans.  This paper examines policy alternatives and evaluates them based on effectiveness, cost, and political feasibility. From the research conducted, telemedical healthcare is a way to increase veteran access to PTSD screening and further treatment. Telemedical healthcare utilizes a Skype-like platform to connect patient

Megan Ernst, Emerging Fellow for Education for 2014-2015 and UGA Class of 2015, details whySummer lab schools, staffed by graduate students of education from public universities across the state, could be used to minimize summer learning loss among low-income public school students. This program would also have the benefit of providing additional pedagogical training for future

Emily Cerciello, Emerging Fellow for Health Care for 2014-2015 and UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2015, details why North Carolina should expand Medicaid in order to cover to mentally ill residents. New Medicaid expansion enrollees are more likely to have high rates of mental illness, with estimates showing rates of nearly 25 percent among such enrollees in Delaware,

Eugenia Kim and Alan Smith outline a plan for NYU to invest its sizable endowment into institutions that benefit both the university and the surrounding community.     2014-15 White Paper – NYU Rethinking Communities by Roosevelt Campus Network

Massachusetts should release defendants of low and medium risk to society, using an electronic monitoring program and social services unit as appropriate. This will not only save the state money on the high costs on incarcerating those who are in prison having been neither convicted nor found innocent, but will also ensure greater justice in