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America’s Criminal Justice System Is Failing Young People Like Me. Clean Slate Laws Are the Answer

Criminal Justice Reform

In this op-ed, writer Peter Rezk, a student at Carnegie Mellon University and intern at Generation Progress (a Center for American Progress project), shares how his personal history led him to believe in the value of Clean Slate laws for
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Yes, student loans really are making millennials go broke

Student Debt

Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Generation Progress, and Senya Merchant, Program Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign, express their opinions on the impact student loans have had on the millennial population in an op-ed published by The Hill.
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Education Department official slams Public Service Loan Forgiveness program as ‘disaster’

Student Debt

At a National Youth Serving Institutions Stakeholder meeting at the Department of Education last week, Diane Jones, principal deputy under secretary, called the program a “disaster” and “budget gimmick” according to a Generation Progress staff member at the meeting. Generation Progress is
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STATEMENT: Generation Progress’ Charlotte Hancock on Education Department’s Cancellation of Student Loan Debt

Washington, D.C.— The Department of Education has announced the cancellation of $150 million in student loan debt from students who attended defunct for-profit colleges. Charlotte Hancock, communications director for Generation Progress, released the following statement: Yesterday, Betsy DeVos’ Department of
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RELEASE: Generation Progress Launches New Website

Washington, D.C.— Generation Progress, the youth-engagement arm of the Center for American Progress, announced today the launch of a new, revamped website. Genprogress.org  effortlessly merges Generation Progress’ leading reports and analysis on young people, with the voices of America’s youth.
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STATEMENT: Kathleen Kraninger Is a Threat to America’s Youth, Generation Progress’ Charlotte Hancock Says

Washington, D.C.— Today, the Senate confirmed Kathleen Kraninger as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As a central player in the Trump administration’s disastrous “zero tolerance” family separation policy, and with her deep ties to for-profit
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- December 16, 2018

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- December 16, 2018

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- December 15, 2018

Read our 6 city series of case studies on youth-driven efforts to end gun violence and bring about criminal justice… https://t.co/ifM2uxwUo0
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- December 15, 2018

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- December 15, 2018

Young people are mobilizing to find and implement solutions to gun violence, despite inaction from lawmakers. Read… https://t.co/b7yE5ZmAt3
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- December 14, 2018

Our former intern shared his personal story with @TeenVogue to illustrate why young people need a second chance, an… https://t.co/SYOU2VKK8K
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- December 14, 2018

Our statement on the cancellation of $150 million in student loan debt from students who attended defunct for-profi… https://t.co/waDPR0cpM6
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- December 14, 2018

RT @AyannaPressley: Six years after Sandy Hook, my heart still breaks for the 26 lives we were robbed of — they & every victim of senseless…
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- December 14, 2018

RT @txgunsense: Gunfire is one of the top killers of young people in the United States, and young people understand that to end the gun vio…
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- December 14, 2018

RT @ajplus: The Education Department said it will cancel $150 million in student loan debt for 15,000 people. The loans will be forgiven…
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- December 14, 2018

RT @alliance4youth: 🚨Important🚨 Tomorrow is the last day to enroll in a health insurance plan on https://t.co/9S6O4tncnD. Don't be late to…
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- December 14, 2018

6 years after #SandyHook, read about how young people are fighting for their communities and taking matters into th… https://t.co/C0hsUsoD5R
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- December 14, 2018

Important #adulting task! 👉 Sign up for a health care plan! You have only until TOMORROW to #GetCovered:… https://t.co/OmaiXQZW1v
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- December 13, 2018

Every American deserves health care. Hurry up and #GetCovered before this Saturday's deadline:… https://t.co/4OzQ2VZG1n
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