The Rundown by Roosevelt Forward
1. The Infrastructure We Need
A new report by Roosevelt Senior Fellow Damon Silvers, Senior Program Associate Eric Harris Bernstein, and Roosevelt @ University of Michigan member Dominic Russel argues that we must make transformative investments in high-speed rail, universal broadband, and a carbon-reducing power grid to create the foundation for a 21st century economy—and we must do so in ways that are inclusive and targeted.
2. The Winning, Unheard Message
An election night survey conducted by Democracy Corps finds that Roosevelt’s Rewrite the Rules message appeals to voters who want bold economic reforms, but as Joan Walsh notes, many who might have agreed with Hillary Clinton’s economic positions did not hear enough about them during the campaign.
3. The Next Four Years
In Vanity Fair, Roosevelt Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz argues that to regain voters’ trust, Democrats must steer away from neoliberalism and embrace a boldly progressive economic agenda. On Medium, Roosevelt Fellow Mike Konczal warns that progressives should not expect to find room for compromise with the newly empowered GOP—but we can be ready to oppose it.
4. The Growing Campus Movement
Roosevelters across the country have been joining and leading efforts to organize against the policies of the Trump administration. GW Today reports on a White House protest led by groups including Roosevelt @ GW, leaders of Roosevelt @ Cornell talked to The Cornell Daily Sun about their efforts to foster dialogue between different campus groups, and UCLA Roosevelter Francesco Arreaga calls on his school to uphold its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the Daily Bruin.
5. Giving Students a Voice in Their Community
Roosevelters at Binghamton University held a launch event for their Binghamton Blueprint, which received local news coverage. Their report outlines student solutions to local issues focused on poverty, economic development, and public education. Read it here.
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