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Building Tomorrow: The Need For Sustained Investment In America’s Progressive Youth

For far too long, progressive youth organizations have worked to elevate and center the voices of young people while lacking the funds to efficiently and fully transform young people’s progressive values into long-term progressive change.

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Taxes And Chill

We all know taxes can be, well, pretty taxing. So this guide’s for you–the young, tech savvy, digital native who knows five different ways to order pizza without leaving the couch, but doesn’t know where or how to begin filing their taxes.

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Comprehensive Nondiscrimination Protections Would Provide LGBTQ Millennials A Fair Shot At Economic Stability

Young LGBTQ Americans, part of an already financially unstable generation, need comprehensive nondiscrimination protections that are both inclusive—that is, encompassing of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression—and expansive, covering all areas of life.

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Let’s Talk About The Millennial Wage Gap: Salary History Bans Won’t Just Help Women

It’s common for employers ask would-be employees about their salary histories, often using the answers to reduce their offers. But in Massachusetts, come July 1, 2018, employers will no longer be legally allowed to ask prospective employees about their salary histories.

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Young Money: July Sees Steady Unemployment Rates For Youth And 255,000 Jobs Added Overall

The unemployment rates for both youth aged 16-24 and all workers 16 and older remained largely unchanged in July, while the economy added 255,000 jobs—slightly less than the 287,000 jobs added in June, but still indicating positive job growth.

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Young Money: Economy Rebounds In June, But Not For Black And Latino Youth

In June, the economy rebounded from a worrisome May, adding 287,000 jobs (compared to just 38,000 jobs added in May). Still, the unemployment rates increased slightly: the national unemployment rate rose to 4.9 percent, and the youth unemployment rate (measuring those aged 16-24) climbed to 10.7 ...

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Five Minutes With Black Lives Matter Activist Lamarr Sullivan On Philando Castile and Police Violence

Generation Progress spoke to Lamarr Sullivan, a 23-year-old activist from Minneapolis, about Philando Castile’s death, police violence, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Trump University Charged $35,000 For Three-Day Unaccredited Program

Donald Trump-owned Trump University may have “university” in the name, but the similarities between the program and legitimate institutions of higher education end there.

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Young Money: Job Growth Slows Sharply In May While Youth Unemployment Holds Steady

The economy added just 38,000 jobs in May, a steep decline from the 160,000 jobs added in April. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 4.7 percent. The youth unemployment rate (which tracks people aged 16 to 24) remains twice as high as the overall unemployment rate: in ...

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Senators, Please #DoYourJob: Why The Status Of The Supreme Court Matters For Millennials

Article II of the U.S. Constitution states that the President “shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the senate, appoint […] judges of the Supreme Court.” The meaning of this clause seems pretty clear: when there’s a vacancy in the highest court in the land, it’s the ...

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Sen. Gillibrand, Rep. Gallego, And Tina Tchen To Keynote 10th Annual Make Progress National Summit Breakouts

One thousand young people, dozens of pressing issues and now: three keynote speakers.

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Elizabeth Warren To Bring Passion, Progressive Policy To Make Progress National Summit

Since her election to the Senate in 2012, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has consistently used her voice to speak up for the interests of young people. On July 16, she’ll be speaking directly to young people at the 10th annual Make Progress National Summit in Washington, D.C.

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Breaking Into Utopia: The Rise Of Militarized Campus Police

Despite an overwhelmingly utopian depiction of American higher education, there is at least one aspect of college that is excessively dystopian: campus police militarization.

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Bernie Sanders Is Progressive In Every Way—Except When It Comes To Guns

Over his time in Congress, Sanders has consistently voted against moderate pieces of gun control legislation and in favor of loosening existing restrictions.

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An Uptown Beat About Downtown Baltimore

In a new song, Prince directly confronts the ongoing issue of police brutality in the United States

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