Happy 135th birthday, Eleanor! The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 2019 Four Freedoms Awards This past weekend, Roosevelt hosted its biennial Four Freedoms Awards ceremony at the FDR Presidential Library & Museum in Hyde Park, New York. Celebrating the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor,

Last week, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told struggling Wisconsin dairy farmers, “In America, the big get bigger and the small go out.” In response, Jerry Volenec, a fifth-generation dairy farmer, told the Associated Press, “What I heard today from the Secretary of Agriculture is that there’s no place for me.” At the heart of Perdue’s

Empowering workers means giving them representation in the workplace. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Giving Workers a Voice To advance worker power and curb rising inequality, we must rewrite the rules of corporate governance. One key reform: giving workers representation on corporate boards. Roosevelt

When it comes to taming the top and empowering the public, Mehrsa Baradaran is leading the way—on many fronts—and we at Roosevelt are proud to announce that she is joining our team of outstanding fellows.  As a professor of law, author, and forward-thinking game changer, Baradaran’s work covers key issues, including banking law, financial inclusion,

Ending the student debt crisis can unleash economic growth. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. The Benefits of Student Debt Relief According to a new study on student debt, “Following debt relief, distressed borrowers reduce their indebtedness by 26 percent and are 11 percent less

The movement for structural change takes to the streets. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top stories of the week. Two Strikes Across the nation, workers are making their voices heard this week. Nearly 50,000 General Motors workers have been on strike since Monday, fighting to increase pay and job

Roosevelt Rundown: Debate *This*

Here’s what the 2020 candidates should be talking about. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. The Racial Wealth Gap and Student Debt Due to structural racism, the $1.6 trillion student debt crisis is especially harmful for Black students and families, who pay more,

Tomorrow, the 10 remaining presidential candidates in the Democratic primary will take to one stage for the third primary debate. Missing from the debate stage will be Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), whose exit from the primary field leaves a critical void—and preceded that of many men who would have been missed far less. Many of

A green economy can remedy racial injustice. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How Progressives Are Shaping the Climate Conversation This week’s CNN town hall event proved two things: Climate change is—rightfully—a defining issue of the 2020 presidential race, and the contenders have

Progressive industrial policy is the ticket. The Roosevelt Rundown is an email series featuring the Roosevelt Institute’s top 5 stories of the week. 1. How We Prioritize Labor in Trade The Democratic presidential candidates are increasingly in agreement: Progressive industrial policy is the next frontier of trade. As Roosevelt Fellow Todd Tucker writes, Beto O’Rourke’s