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The Devastating Impact of Gun Violence on Young People

Stories of gun violence are all too common among young Americans. The United States’ gun violence epidemic disproportionately ravages young people, particularly young people of color. In short, gun violence is shattering a generation.

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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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Five Minutes With #Fight4AFuture Community Organizer Mohammed Alam

Meet Mohammed Alam, a member of the 2017-2018 #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council. The #Fight4AFuture network, led by Generation Progress, focuses on gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. While a student at City College of New York, Mohammed organized his community to fight ...

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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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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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We Need to Talk About Racist Drug Policing on College Campuses

On any given day in America, you can walk into a prison and witness the racial disparities of our criminal justice system. According to Human Rights Watch, police arrest black people for drug possession more than three times as often as white people, thus ensuring that people of color are ...

IDEAS

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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Want More Millennials To Vote? Talk To Them About Higher Education.

Young people are speaking out about the issues that are the most concerning and relevant. It is now up to the candidates to make these issues a priority.

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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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Join The #Fight4AFuture Gun Violence Prevention And Criminal Justice Reform Network

The Generation Progress #Fight4AFuture Network is a network of young people passionate about gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. We are building a movement that is: — Inclusive, diverse, and sensitive to the urgent needs of communities most impacted by violence and inequality ...

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