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

10 Ideas

Roosevelt is proud to present our 10 Ideas journal! Over the last decade, this journal has elevated the ideas of young people across the country seeking to not only rewrite the rules for their communities, but to also foundationally shift who gets to write them. 10 Ideas is the Roosevelt Network’s annual program that generates student

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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Student Leadership 2019-2020

In 2019, our political institutions are under attack from the inside, and our political leadership is failing to enact policies that help those most in need. That’s why we need a new generation of leaders committed to fighting for their ideas and their values. Our national leadership team ensures the network’s success each year by

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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

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