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 2020-2021

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 organizing our

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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,

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