Katie Kirchner is the National Director for the Roosevelt Network. An alumnus of the Network, Katie’s academic and professional experience has largely been focused on the intersection of sociology and education. As National Director, Katie is expanding the work on diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy with priorities for network growth and policy work through the management of Network team members.

Two years after the United States elected Donald Trump to the presidency—a wealthy reality TV star famously accused of assaulting multiple women, scamming his way into fortune, and whose campaign was built on racism and stoking the racial fear and resentment of white Americans—voters returned to the polls in record numbers, with record-breaking turnout from

Over the last few weeks, women across the country who I’ve talked to all expressed a feeling of anxiety and terror as we witnessed America’s institutions edge closer and closer to what feels like an actual breaking point. As we ripped open our deepest wounds to lay bare for society the true, real experience of

Government can—and should—be a force that works on behalf of the common good. Yet we’ve seen our government today devolve into something that prioritizes the needs of an elite few rather than society as a whole. It has facilitated the consolidation of power of the super wealthy; supported the increased privatization of key public goods;

During her confirmation hearing earlier this week, Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, was asked by Senator Patty Murray to make a commitment that she would not cut funding or work toward privatization of schools. DeVos responded by saying: I look forward, if confirmed, to working with you to talk about how

Our generation has the most to lose or gain in this election. In a political climate marked by hyperbolic and hateful rhetoric from politicians, in which immigrants, women, and people of color have been consistently degraded and threatened, we know that it matters more than ever who writes the rules. But this election has focused