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Case Study: Community Organizations Left on Their Own for Gun Violence Solutions in Louisville, KY

What happens when a state forces the responsibility of gun violence solutions on nonprofits without accompanying legislation? Our staff traveled to Louisville, Kentucky to conduct interviews with several leaders who have dedicated their careers to reducing gun violence in their communities.

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Case Study: Changing the Conversation by Electing a Young Survivor of Gun Violence in St. Louis, MO

Generation Progress wanted to explore the question of what happens when a young survivor of gun violence is elected to public office. Does this change the conversation in state legislatures or the types of bills that are introduced?

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Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in New York, NY

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Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in Columbia, SC

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The Devastating Impact of Gun Violence on Young People

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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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2018 #Fight4AFuture Summit

Join us in Baltimore to help turn the fight for gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform into next-level actions.

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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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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 ...

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