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
We believe our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. That’s why we came together to build the Next Generation Blueprint for 2016. Crowdsourced from more than 1,000 people in our network from 160+ cities, colleges, and universities, the Blueprint makes a bold claim: It matters who rewrites the rules, not just
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!
Next week, global leaders in industry, government, and finance will descend on Paris for the 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) hosted by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). With a significant focus on private sector innovation, more than 25,000 delegates will aim to produce the first legally binding agreement on industrial greenhouse gas emissions, as well as financial incentives for more efficient models of sustainable growth. While it remains to be seen whether international leaders can achieve the lofty goal of legally binding yet ecologically sound carbon emission standards, what is clear is that UNFCCC forgot to invite an entire generation to this discussion table.
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,
Galvanizing a new generation to participate in making public policy Policymakers, academics, and civic leaders emphasize the need to engage youth in the policy process to address the country’s seemingly intractable social challenges. The first and largest student-run policy organization in the United States, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, enables that engagement. The Network brings
Roosevelt’s Director of its national network Joelle Gamble wrote in The Hill: Young people today are growing increasingly distrustful of institutions, including political parties. According to data from the Pew Research Center, Americans aged 18 to 33 are significantly more likely to identify as political independents than other generations. We still see the potential for government to provide
Alex Hertel-Fernandez, a Roosevelter and Harvard PhD student, estimates that: somewhere between 3 percent and 10 percent of all US employees — about 4 to 14 million Americans — are experiencing intimidating forms of political contact at work. Read more about his research here.
Senator Elizabeth Warren joined the celebration of the Network’s tenth anniversary in December 2015, writing “For the past 10 years you have… helped shape the brightest young minds of this generation.”
Interview with Matthew Fischler ’10 and Rahul Rekhi ‘13 Roosevelt alums in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Law & Policy 2015 Interviewed by Joe McManus, Special Initiatives Director This transcript has been edited for length and clarity. Joe McManus: How did you first get involved in Roosevelt? Rahul Rekhi: I reached out to Rajiv Narayan,