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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With Resistance Manual and Ourstates.org Co-Creator Aditi Juneja

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. Amidst pursuing a law degree at NYU School of Law, ...

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Young Resisters: Five Minutes With D.C. Judge And Education Activist Travis Nembhard

Travis Nembhard is the youngest judge in Washington, D.C. and is currently considering a run for the District of Columbia’s City Council. Generation Progress connected with Travis, a seasoned activist on education issues, to talk about what he’s learned from the White House to his local ...

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Young Resisters

Since the election of Donald Trump, we’ve seen a nearly unprecedented wave of progressive activism—much of it led, organized, and sustained by young people. While conservatives now lead across the White House, Congress, and the majority of state legislatures, young progressives are ...

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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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Five Reasons You Should Be Scared Of Jerry Falwell Jr., Trump’s Pick To Lead His Higher Education Task Force

In January, Donald Trump appointed Jerry Falwell Jr. to lead a new higher education task force put in place to roll back federal regulation over higher education. Many of these regulations were created by the Obama Administration to protect students from fraud, ensure high graduation rates, and ...

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Millennials Need A Supreme Court Nominee That Works For Our Generation

Alongside many other extreme acts in the first days of his presidency, such as enacting an unconstitutional Muslim ban, President Trump has nominated the hyper-conservative Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacancy on the nation’s highest court.

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Congress Is Invoking A Little-Known Law To Undo Obama’s Regulatory Legacy

In these first weeks of the Trump administration, you may have heard some chatter about the Congressional Review Act (CRA). If you’ve never heard of it, you’re not alone. It’s a controversial, clunky statute that, until last week, had been used successfully only once before in history. But ...

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Meet The 27-Year-Old Lawyer Pushing Back Against Trump’s Travel Ban

Melissa Trent is a 27-year-old attorney in New York City. After learning about President Trump’s executive order banning entry into the U.S. for people from seven Muslim-majority countries, she volunteered to fight back in the best way she knew how: using her legal expertise.

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So, You Want To Run For Local Office

If you are fed up with the way politics are working in the United States, consider a run for local office. Our guide can help you through the process.

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#TurkeyTalkGuide: Your Guide To Surviving Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

We wanted to make sure that you're going into Turkey Day feeling confident and proud of all of our country's progressive victories over the past few years.

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As Construction Continues On Dakota Access Pipeline, So Do Protests

In rural North Dakota, hundreds of lodges and teepees spread across acre-long fields as tribes from around the nation gather in solidarity. Their peaceful protests are aimed against the most recent land issue—the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Vote Higher: Higher Education Messaging Toolkit

Today, 43 million Americans hold some sort of student debt, America holds $1.3 trillion in student loans, and the average student is graduating with nearly almost $30,000 in debt. Millennials know this is a crisis—they’re experiencing it first-hand. Recent research shows that it’s the ...

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The Trials And Tribulations Of The College Vegetarian

When it comes to addressing the monumental challenge of climate change, many college students are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. Sometimes, that effort even extends to what they eat—or don’t eat.

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Working Across The Aisle To Wake The Millennial Vote

This group of college students is working across the aisle turn out the youth vote this November.

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Meet Naeemah Charles, A 21-Year-Old Superdelegate From California

We talked to Charles about her journey, her role as a superdelegate, and youth engagement in politics.

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