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Gun Violence Prevention

Gun Violence Prevention

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Case Study: Young Mayor Bringing Organizing Experience to Community-Centered Public Safety Approach in St. Paul

ST. PAUL CASE STUDY Generation Progress is launching a series of case studies to explore how young people have been involved in local efforts that have successfully moved forward the dual priorities of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform. Young people between the ages of 18 to 35 ...

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In the 2018 Midterms, Young People Expanded the Electorate and Reshaped Legislatures to Look More Like America

Introduction The 2018 midterm elections demonstrated the opportunity for young voters to fundamentally expand and reshape the electorate to be more diverse and progressive, as well as their ability to dramatically change the values of elected bodies. Despite voter suppression in multiple states, ...

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Case Study: Young People Curbing Gun Violence in Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, Generation Progress conducted interviews with local law enforcement, community members, activists, and elected officials, to understand how this southern city has become a leader in the fight to prevent gun violence, reform the criminal justice system, and transform police practices, ...

ACTIONS

#WearOrange 2018

According to our latest report with the Center for American Progress “America’s Youth Under Fire,” young people today are more likely to be shot by a gun than be killed in a car accident. Now, more than ever, we need to speak to our leaders to demand change.

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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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2018 #Fight4AFuture Summit

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

IDEAS

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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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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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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