In this Report, Emerging Fellow for Defense & Diplomacy Suprita Datta argues that Refugee regimes today suffer from a lack of opportunity to develop their long-term well-being and pathways toself-sufficiency. Traditional models of donor aid and subsequently, donor fatigue, keep refugee populationsdependent on external sources in order to fulfill their needs. As the length of

Catalyzing an Anchored Economy in DC

 In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Economic Development Zach Komes argues that African American–owned businesses located in low-income neighborhoods have yet to experiencesignificant benefits from economic changes that have occurred over the last decade in the Districtof Columbia. Faced with limited access to contracting opportunities, capital, and technical assistance, Black-owned firms have seen limited revenue

In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Health Care Shauna Rust argues that in the 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s Report that revealed the health hazards of tobacco, U.S. adult smoking rates dramatically declined from 43 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in2014.However, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the

In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Education Kinjo Kiema argues that state governments should require that every public university within their jurisdiction maintain a safer ratio of counselors to students. Using Virginia as a model, this paper will examine how this policy would work to demonstrate how it could also be implemented in other cities and states.

 In this Report, Roosevelt Network’s Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay recommends that Massachusetts pursue expanded community harm reduction pre-trial diversion programs as a means of reducing recidivism, new incarceration, and drug abuse through revisions to the JusticeReinvestment Act (S. 64/ H. 1429). This paper argues that current justice reinvestment strategies pay insufficient attention to the structural issues

On Politics Unplugged on Denver’s ABC 7, Roosevelt @ Denver University’s Kieren Doyle discusses Roosevelt’s agenda for 2016: Check out the piece here.

Joey Bunch of the Denver Post covers the launch of Roosevelt’s Blueprint in Colorado: The blueprint will command the attention of public officials and the general public at an hour-long event at the University of Colorado at 7 p.m. Thursday in Denver. “We’re asking elected officials and young people what should Colorado be known for,”

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At The Nation, Roosevelt Network National Director Joelle Gamble writes: Our generation has the potential to dramatically reshape electoral and policy outcomes. People under 35 have led many of the major movements of the last eight years, including the Dreamers, Title IX activism, the Movement for Black Lives, and Occupy. And in 2016, the 86 million

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Priyanka Mogul of the International Business Times reports on Roosevelt’s Blueprint: A majority of young Americans have said that they want to see an end to the way money controls the political arena in the US. Recent research revealed that 64% of millennial voters are calling for electoral reform that would “decrease the influence of

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Roosevelt is home to the nation’s largest network of emerging doers and thinkers—young people who are committed to reimagining and rewriting the rules in their communities. Our members are organized on 130+ campuses in 40 states nationwide, from four-year universities to community colleges, partnering with policy makers and communicators to provide them with clear, principled ideas