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Brenna Conway details how Governor Rauner’s 2015 budget plan is not in line with what young Illinoisians want.

Young people in Illinois are both aware and concerned about the future of our state. Over several months last year, hundreds of students and young workers came together through the NextGen Illinois project to discuss ways to improve employment, give Illinoisans a better start and skill set through education, and shift the culture of a state rife with corruption and red tape. We voted on an agenda that represents 10 forward-thinking policies, designed to reform our state and get Illinois on its feet.

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Roosevelter Profile:
Matt Fischler

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Roosevelt @ Profile:
NorthWestern University

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30M

potential thinkers and doers in the emerging generation.

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Roosevelt policy change:
No Impact Challenge

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.5M

reads of student-written ideas.

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20k

NextGen Illinois convention participants

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50+

policy initiatives to tackle money in politics, climate change, and economic inequality.

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250+

In an average semester, chapters collectively host 250+ public events on campuses and in communities.

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10k

Roosevelters nationwide.

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“You are the ones we have been waiting for.”

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18%

Of young people believe political engagement is the best way to “solve important issues facing the country.”

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120

campus and city chapters nationwide.

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80%

of Roosevelters enter public service.

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Get Involved in Chicago’s Biggest Issues:
Student Debt
Police Accountability
Climate Change
Money in Politics

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53%

of Illinoisians believe corruption is very common

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Chicago Is The Most Segregated City In America

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Illinois ranks dead last in the nation in the amount of school funding provided by state revenues

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Annually, Illinois households use 44 percent more energy per home than the U.S. average

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