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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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Black Lives Matter Is Not About Separatism. It’s About Justice.

Between black people and white people, between protesters and officers, there was one general consensus: Enough is enough.

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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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Holding Congress (Ac)Countable

Want to know how your legislators are voting? There's an app for that.

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Today’s Supreme Court Immigration Split Shows Why We Need A Ninth Justice

Today the Supreme Court announced three decisions, two of which split 4-4, and proved once again why having eight justices on the court is not simply unsustainable, but a reckless and irresponsible danger to American democracy.

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What I’ve Learned From Reporting On Voting Rights

Why the youth vote matters more than ever.

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At Southern Colleges, Students Challenge History And Tradition As They Demand Change

It’s not easy being a minority student on a traditional Southern college campus.

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SCOTUS Watch Day 65: Young People Call On Senate To Do Its Job

It’s Friday, May 20 and 65 days since President Obama named Chief Judge Merrick Garland to fill Antonin Scalia’s vacant Supreme Court seat. But, instead of considering the most qualified nominee ever for the job, many Senate Republicans are still opting to put politics over constitutional duty, ...

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Tackling Justice In Five Minutes

Something strange is happening in America. It is at once the age of fear and of embrace, of defiant political incorrectness and of unapologetic wokeness, of an extreme shift to the right and of a counter-shift to the left. The haves have got more than ever, the have-nots ever less. The Dream so ...

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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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State of the (Millennial) Union

“…For my final address to this chamber, I don’t want to just talk about the next year,” President Obama said Tuesday night, in his final State of the Union address. “I want to focus on the next five years, ten years, and beyond. I want to talk about the future.” ...

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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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A Year In Review: A Look Back At Generation Progress’ Top Stories Of 2015

From the Supreme Court’s historic ruling legalizing marriage equality to protesters taking to the streets for #BlackLivesMatter, 2015 has been an incredible year for progressive change. And every step of the way, Generation Progress’ Voices Network has been there, covering each issue.

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Judicial Elections And Diversity On The Bench: “Justices Have To Reflect Their Population”

A wide array of speakers met earlier this month at "Judicial Elections and Diversity on the Bench," a discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress drawing attention to how the current state supreme court system continues to fail many of its diverse constituents.

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Student Voice Announces Plans For Nationwide Tour at White House Summit

Student Voice announced today at the White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools the plans for a nationwide tour to connect with students on education in hopes of creating quantitate data and reporting back to the White House and others interested in discussing the future of education.

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