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Young People Deserve A Voice In Our Democracy

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Case Study: Young Mayor Bringing Organizing Experience to Community-Centered Public Safety Approach in St. Paul

ST. PAUL CASE STUDY Generation Progress is launching a series of case studies to explore how young people have been involved in local efforts that have successfully moved forward the dual priorities of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. Young people between the ages of 18 to 35 ...

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In the 2018 Midterms, Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America

Introduction The 2018 midterm elections demonstrated the opportunity for young voters to fundamentally expand and reshape the electorate to be more diverse and progressive, as well as their ability to dramatically change the values of elected bodies. Despite voter suppression in multiple states, ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Jacobi Crowley

Jacobi Crowley is a lot of things: he’s a crisis intervention counselor, a football and track coach, and a radio show host. And, now 25, in 2016 he also became the youngest-ever black Oklahoman to run for state elected office. Though he lost the race, he’s remained as active as ever in his ...

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State of Our Union

The Millennial generation, now the largest generation in America, diverges from preceding generations in important ways.  First and foremost, today’s young people are more diverse than any previous generation, with the number of foreign-born 18- to 36-year-olds mirroring trends not seen since ...

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#ResistanceRecap: How Young People Fueled the Resistance in 2017

2017 began on the defensive: Trump took office in January, and within days he had issued an Islamophobic, xenophobic ban on Muslims. The year was anxiety-riddled, with young people, and particularly young immigrants, people of color, and women, never sure when President Trump and his conservative ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Student Activist Emma Tayloe

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul.  Emma Tayloe is a student at Davidson College, ...

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#HandsOff Higher Ed: How The Trump-DeVos Education Budget Would Hurt Student Loan Borrowers

On Tuesday, May 22, President Trump announced his full budget. While he ran on a campaign bolstered by claims of populism and restoring power to the people, his budget does just the opposite: it cuts taxes for the wealthy while slashing foundational programs for low- and middle-income Americans. ...

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Atlanta Student Coalition Releases “A New Appeal for Human Rights”

This morning, a coalition of student activists in Atlanta released “A New Appeal for Human Rights,” a powerful declaration that articulates the various human rights violations experienced by students from marginalized communities. The document is modeled after the original 1960 “Appeal for ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Local Business Owner And Activist Brittany Carmelle

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Brittany Carmelle is a 30-year-old activist and CEO of ...

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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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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Student Activist Carly Grimes

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Carly Grimes is a 20-year-old junior at Pomona College ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Millennial City Council Member Zachary Ackerman

This interview is part of an ongoing series profiling young resisters taking actions in their communities and sharing their ideas for countering “protest fatigue” with sustainable ways to keep resisting the Trump agenda for the long-haul. Zachary Ackerman is currently a City Council member in ...

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