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March For Our Lives: Weekend Schedule of Events in Washington, DC

Thursday, March 22 10:00am Public Hearing on Gun Sense Legislation Location: John A Wilson Building 1350 Penn Ave. Details: Chairman of the Public Safety and Justice committee, Council Member Charles Allen will hold a public hearing on four different pieces of gun sense legislation. Wear red to ...

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Weathering the Storm: How Companies Profit off of Natural Disasters and Young People’s Economic Instability

In 2017, extreme weather disasters were at an all-time high, and young people’s economic stability and ability to cope with those disasters were at an all-time low. As of October 2017, the National Centers for Environmental Information determined that the United States had the most billion-dollar ...

Congressional GOP Tax and Budget Plans Benefit Wealthiest at the Expense of Vulnerable Young People

House and Senate Republicans are proposing tax plans that will be a disaster for our generation’s pursuit of economic stability. Currently, the House has passed its version of a tax plan, with the Senate set to consider a similar plan and vote on it shortly after Thanksgiving. Because these tax ...

Senator Cory Booker’s Message to Students Organizing to Support Undocumented Students

Senator Cory Booker had a message to share with the attendees of Generation Progress Action’s event, Beyond Sanctuary: How Colleges and Universities Can Support Their DACAmented and Undocumented Students.   We hope you’ll heed Senator Booker’s advice and use this toolkit and these ...

An Environmentalist Reality Check in the Age of the Millennial

The Millennial generation, an age group roughly defined as those born between 1982 and 2000, is the most recent generation to be scrutinized under society’s microscope. Studied and stereotyped extensively, they have been characterized as narcissistic and lazy, but also idealistic and tech-savvy. ...

Young Resisters: Five Minutes with Student Activist Emma Tayloe

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.  Emma Tayloe is a student at Davidson College, ...

Young And Unionized

Rachel Bryan’s family are fourth generation homeowners in Oakland, California. When Rachel moved to Washington, DC, about a year ago for work, she describes the cross-country change as “taking one for the team.” But she says this while laughing, and talks in such a way that you can tell ...

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