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Meet The 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council

Our 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council is working hard in their communities to push fresh, unique ideas and progressive policy solutions into the movement for gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform.

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Forming A More Perfect Union, One Voting Rights Case At A Time

The last few weeks saw wins in North Carolina, Wisconsin, Kansas, Texas, and North Dakota as courts in these states struck down restrictive local voting laws.

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What Does My Attorney General Do? Hint: It’s A Lot.

It’s clear that AGs keep busy: in addition to consumer protections, they also oversee antitrust policy, civil rights issues, environmental protections, labor laws, and more, in addition to acting as the chief legal officer for their state and its residents.

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SCOTUS Keeps Abortion Access Open In Texas But Reproductive Justice Is Still Lacking

The Supreme Court’s decisions this week are key to ensuring women have access to the health care they need, though it’s clear that the fight is far from over.

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The Gender Wage Gap Is Forcing Women To Bear The Brunt Of Student Loan Debt

Women are just as educated as men and just as indebted, but struggle to pay back that debt due to a systemic gender pay gap that puts them one step behind before they even begin their careers.

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Child Care Is Out Of Reach For Young Families

It’s clear that the lack of high-quality affordable child care is a huge barrier to attaining financial stability for Millennial families and young people thinking about starting a family. Working families need child care—and our current system isn’t working, particularly for Millennials.

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Two States Open University Gates To Locked Out Undocumented Students

Undocumented students who are unable to access in-state tuition and scholarships in their home states now have another option.

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Does My Voter Registration Have To Move When I Move?

You’ve graduated from college, moved out of your parents’ house, settled into a new job—and are looking to vote. You’re living out of state, but passionate about politics back home. Do you have to change your voter registration to your new address? As it turns out, the answer is: …maybe. ...

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Millennial Families Are Waiting For Affordable Child Care Options

The lack of high-quality affordable child care is a huge barrier to attaining financial stability for Millennial families and young people thinking about starting a family. Working families need affordable, high-quality child care and our current system isn’t working, particularly for Millennials.

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Generation Progress Celebrates Another Year Of Progress: Our Top 10 Moments Of 2015

2015 was a big year for Generation Progress. We’re so proud of all the work we accomplished alongside of networks of young people and can’t wait to get to work in 2016.

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It’s On Us Student Advisory Committee Members Welcome Vice President Biden To Campus

This past week, our It's On Us campaign celebrated its third biannual Week of Action. To help us spread the It's On Us message during this critical week, we enlisted the help of four of our Student Advisory Committee members.

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It’s On Us: Changing The Culture Around Sexual Assault One Campus At A Time

Students are stepping up to fight campus sexual assault, organizing over 600 events in 48 states during the last year. We asked Kishla Connor of Old Dominion University, Dakota Inman, a student-athlete at SUNY Oneonta, and Christina Berardi of Miami University Ohio what It’s On Us means to them.

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National Youth Enrollment Day Highlights Importance Of Millennial Health Care

On Wednesday, January 28, we hosted a Twitter chat with HHS, Young Invincibles, Doctors of America, Out2Enroll, and Get Covered, featuring questions submitted by Millennials on our website, and learned a ton about what the Affordable Care Act does for young Americans.

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Spoiler Alert! President Obama Previews State Of The Union Policies

No need to wait until January 20 to hear what President Obama has planned for 2015—POTUS has been traveling the country revealing State of the Union "spoilers" ahead of his big speech on Tuesday.

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2014: A Progressive Year Of Executive Actions, Hashtag Activism, And Celebrities

2014 was a big year for Millennials and progressives.

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