'IT'S NOT POLITICS AS USUAL.' In 2004, after an election bogged down by partisan bickering and uninspiring rhetoric, a few students on a few different campuses across the country realized that something needed to be done to combat the disillusionment of young progressives. We'd put our boots on the ground, we'd knocked on doors, we'd held signs, we'd given what little money we had, but our ideas were still absent from the political process. We envisioned a movement where young people could fill the critical ideas gap in communities across the country, generating new solutions for current problems. In doing so, a new generation of progressives could burst forth on the nation's political stage.
ITS DEMOCRACY BEYOND THE VOTING BOOTH. Knowledge begets power. We know that we have to engage, train, and support a new cadre of leaders to truly achieve out vision for a new kind of democratic participation. To that end, we've built the trainings and platforms to truly support our membership's bottom-up and ideas-driven approach to progressive change. And we always, always kick the process here.
2014 Hyde Park Leadership Awards
As we close out the 2013-2014 academic year, we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the chapters, ideas and members who did big things this year, proving that young people can do so much more than just show up on election day.
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Our team's tireless leadership in organizing, policy formation and grassroots implementation are instrumental in Roosevelt's current and future success. Click the link above to meet them!
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