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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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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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Fighting For A Future: 10 Millennial-Driven Ways We Can Fix Our Criminal Justice System

On a quest to achieve meaningful change, Generation Progress visited four American cities to meet with young people, who are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system and have been at the forefront of the movement for change.

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform

Young people are on the front lines of advocating for criminal justice reform — but while their activism is often seen, their policy proposals are not always heard.

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Blind Justice: Does The Criminal Justice System Blame Individuals For Group Problems?

Obesity and crime are incredibly similar: when we focus on the individual, all we let ourselves see are the choices, the personal failures, the isolated moments that all combined and led to a negative outcome.

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“We Did The Crime, We Did The Time. Now Let Us Vote”

Disenfranchisement is one more barrier to rehabilitation for people with a criminal record.

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In McKinney, Justice Goes Unserved: Police Brutality Issues Still Pervasive in Texas

As a black woman in America, there are a lot of structural barriers that I’m up against. Still, I will not sit idly by as police brutality tears at my community.

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Tying Up America’s Loose Ends

For those who thought America’s long and torrid affair with indiscriminate lynchings of black people ended with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the recent bout of cases involving lynching threats is an unfortunate reminder that some old habits die hard.

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Pledging To Build A Fair(er) America

The Fair Chance pledge allows businesses and universities to declare their commitment to helping formerly incarcerated individuals readjust to their new lives.

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Fighting For A Future: Lelani Russell

Lelani Russell attended Generation Progress’ criminal justice roundtable in Dallas, Texas this past fall and is a member of Generation Progress’ #Fight4AFuture National Leadership Council.

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Five Minutes With Millennial Advocate Bryanta Maxwell On Wear Orange Day

Bree Maxwell spoke to us about Wear Orange Day, a national day of advocacy where people across the country wear orange to raise awareness about gun violence, and her advocacy work.

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Dallas, TX

It is clear that young people in Dallas are determined to make progress on criminal justice reform, both from working within the system, and working outside it on the grassroots level.

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Fighting For A Future: Millennials Tackle Criminal Justice Reform In Phoenix, AZ

On November 19, 2015, Generation Progress hosted its third Millennial criminal justice roundtable in Phoenix, AZ.

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