Roosevelt Institute at American University

Roosevelt Institute at American University Welcome to the Roosevelt Institute at American University, a progressive student-run policy organization that empowers students to create and advocate their ideas for change!
The Roosevelt Institute, working to redefine the rules that guide our social and economic realities, is home to the nation’s largest network of emerging doers and thinkers committed to re-imagining and re-writing the rules in their communities to create lasting change. Our members, organizing on 120 college campuses and in 38 states nationwide, partner with policy makers and communicators to provide them with clear, principled ideas and visionary, actionable plans. Our members are actively influencing policy on the local, state and national level – from introducing legislation on protections for LGBTQ youth to addressing where universities invest their money. Inspired by the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor, Roosevelters re-imagine America as it should be — a place where work is rewarded, everyone participates, and everyone enjoys a fair share of our collective prosperity. Recently, too many young people have started to give up on using their voice to shape our future. Not us. We write and enact ideas that expand access to power and prosperity -- encouraging new voices and new rules. Whether 17 or 70, Roosevelt exists to find, nurture, and curate the finest minds, supporting their work on the biggest problems – and solutions. We offer them a lifelong intellectual home and the opportunity to create change now and as your careers progress. Some idealists fade into the shadows when the going gets tough. Others remain so attached to their lofty dreams that they stay stuck in the clouds. We know exactly what effective aspirations look like: we draw daily inspiration not just from the ideals Franklin and Eleanor believed in, but the tenacity it took to achieve them. You’re now a part of that.

Because it's midterm season, tonight's meeting is cancelled. We'll see all of you after spring break! In the mean time, ...
03/05/2019
Sign the Petition

Because it's midterm season, tonight's meeting is cancelled. We'll see all of you after spring break! In the mean time, please sign our petition to get AU to end their petition with Aramark!

https://www.change.org/p/au-auxiliary-services-improve-dining-services-at-american-university?recruiter=938057094&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_term=psf_combo_share_initial.pacific_post_sap_share_gmail_abi.gmail_abi

Improve Dining Services at American University

Don't forget to sign our petition and email AU Auxiliary Services to let them know that you don't want Aramark to stay! ...
02/25/2019
Sign the Petition

Don't forget to sign our petition and email AU Auxiliary Services to let them know that you don't want Aramark to stay! http://chng.it/Lgv9vPXJMS

Improve Dining Services at American University

Members of Roosevelt@AU have decided to start a letter writing campaign and petition for AU students to let Auxiliary Se...
02/22/2019
Sign the Petition

Members of [email protected] have decided to start a letter writing campaign and petition for AU students to let Auxiliary Services know that we do not want them to renew their contract. If you want to see change in AU Dining Services, please SIGN the petition, SHARE IT with your friends, and EMAIL Auxiliary Services to let them know directly how you feel! Here's the link to sign the petition:

http://chng.it/WWFjgspDNn

Improve Dining Services at American University

01/29/2019

Tonight’s meeting is cancelled due to weather. See you all next Tuesday!

10/23/2018

Can’t wait to see everyone in Don Meyers 119 at 7 to work on 10 Ideas!

Hi everyone! Our new instagram page is up and running. Give it a follow to stay up to date on our upcoming meetings, eve...
10/16/2018

Hi everyone! Our new instagram page is up and running. Give it a follow to stay up to date on our upcoming meetings, events, and projects!

10/10/2018

Congratulations to all of our new Policy Experts! We can't wait to see all the great work you will do this semester!

Defense & Diplomacy: Rachel Bagley
Democratic Access: Brough Cosgrove and Ian Feagler
Economic Development: Tom Lebert
Education: Diamond Terrell
Energy & Environment: Nate White
Equal Justice: Paroma Mehta and Samuel Hiratsuka
Healthcare: Daniel Falkovic

If you are not able to join us for tonight's meeting, please fill out this form! I will help us determine our priorities...
10/09/2018
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If you are not able to join us for tonight's meeting, please fill out this form! I will help us determine our priorities for the year for 10 Ideas, projects, meetings, events, and speakers!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdDwlPvO4eoe5DFxaidbeUM_zHxFNOdV2FohQcv7pF5FDEnVA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyse results in Google Forms. Free from Google.

Here's the application for our new social media director! We will be interviewing applicants for both this position and ...
10/03/2018
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Here's the application for our new social media director! We will be interviewing applicants for both this position and our policy expert positions on Sunday (sign-up sheet and more details if you cannot make Sunday coming tomorrow)! You are able to apply for social media director as well as policy expert.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7ExZ21zbml9T7id_GM4kTQebuNyxLCU-vSXkJBJWfBpsPgw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Create a new survey on your own or with others at the same time. Choose from a variety of survey types and analyse results in Google Forms. Free from Google.

10/02/2018

Our meeting is starting shortly in MGC 200! We have FREE ICE CREAM!

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09/25/2018

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04/14/2018

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04/11/2018

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 E-Board!
President - Abigail Jeri Dias
Vice President - Judy Hasty
Treasurer - Hannah Mouradian
Secretary - James Sobolov
Project Manager - McGlynn Cauchon
Policy Directors - Brian O'Gara and Eric Perless
PR and Social Media - Nikki Chiappa

We're so excited for all the work you're going to do next year and where our chapter is going under your leadership!

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03/22/2018

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03/20/2018
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03/12/2018

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It was so great meeting everyone at the involvement fair today! If you are just as excited to get right into it as we ar...
02/05/2018

It was so great meeting everyone at the involvement fair today! If you are just as excited to get right into it as we are, we actually have quite a lot lined up for this week.

Our next meeting on antitrust policy will be tomorrow night, a policy training event with the AU College Democrats will be held Thursday night, and finally, we’ll wind down the week with the ladies of Roosevelt at our first Roo Ladies Brunch of the semester on Sunday!

(DM for details)

Want something new to be involved with this semester? Come check out the Winter Involvement Fair! Don’t forget to stop b...
02/01/2018

Want something new to be involved with this semester? Come check out the Winter Involvement Fair! Don’t forget to stop by and say hi at our table, too!

We are so proud of Abby Ragan, our Policy Director this past semester, who will be graduating at the end of the month. A...
12/06/2017

We are so proud of Abby Ragan, our Policy Director this past semester, who will be graduating at the end of the month. As a senior majoring in International Relations from East Tennessee, Abby will join Teach for America and work as a secondary school English teacher right here in DC after graduation. Her ultimate goals are to work in education policy and become the best cat mom ever. We are so thankful for you, Abby, and hope you have a wonderful rest of your semester!

If you attend American University, please take this survey!https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJhNyml3XjETQJ...
10/16/2017

If you attend American University, please take this survey!

https://american.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJhNyml3XjETQJT

Students for a Transparent Academic Experience (STAE) is collecting survey data. Through partnership with AU Roosevelt, STAE hopes to better the administration's understanding of the true AU student experience.

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10/06/2017

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Our event starts in 15 minutes! The one and only Carlos Vera will be giving his take on AU's current climate, unpaid int...
10/04/2017

Our event starts in 15 minutes!

The one and only Carlos Vera will be giving his take on AU's current climate, unpaid internships, and inequality at large.

See you soon!

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09/28/2017

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Roosevelt Institute condemns all acts of hate and racism, and stands in solidarity with the students of color who were a...
09/27/2017
Ten Confederate flag fliers found hanging in four American University buildings

Roosevelt Institute condemns all acts of hate and racism, and stands in solidarity with the students of color who were affected by this traumatic occurence today, tomorrow, and always. Again, if you are ever feeling unsafe at any time, we encourage you to reach out, as we are listening. Hate is unacceptable. Feeling unsafe on your own campus, in your own home, in your own country is unacceptable. We must stand together in these turbulent times.

http://www.theeagleonline.com/article/2017/09/ten-confederate-flag-fliers-found-at-american-university

Our Policy Director Abby Ragan is so excited for kick off tomorrow! Make sure to come to Letts Formal 7-8:30pm to meet t...
09/18/2017

Our Policy Director Abby Ragan is so excited for kick off tomorrow! Make sure to come to Letts Formal 7-8:30pm to meet the rest of the Eboard, and learn how you can get involved with 10 Ideas and other policy fun!

Involvement Fair is happening right now! We'll be stationed in front of the library until 2pm, stop by and say hi!
09/14/2017

Involvement Fair is happening right now! We'll be stationed in front of the library until 2pm, stop by and say hi!

Read Roosevelt Institute at American University and Roosevelt Institute at GW's joint statement on the Charlottesville t...
08/16/2017

Read Roosevelt Institute at American University and Roosevelt Institute at GW's joint statement on the Charlottesville terrorist attack and white supremecist rally here:

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06/30/2017

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06/23/2017
NowThis Politics

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06/08/2017

The Roosevelt Institute @ American University thanks President Burwell and the AU administration for committing to support the Paris Agreement. This is a strong first step forward for this new administration, particularly as federal policy is moving backward. AU’s commitment to carbon neutrality is admirable, but it cannot truly call itself carbon neutral while its endowment is invested in fossil fuel companies. If AU is truly dedicated to climate action, then it must put people over profit by divesting from fossil fuels. Roo @ AU hopes to be a partner with the new administration in charting a path towards a greener AU future.

04/26/2017

Last week, we elected our 2017-2018 eboard. Congratulations again to everyone!

President - Owen Urech
VP - Sanjay Supan
Treasurer - Brian O'Gara
Secretary - Alyssa Curty
Outreach/PR - Allie Ngo
Project Leader - Brian McDermott
Policy Director - Abby Ragan
Energy & Environment Policy Expert - Abigail Dias
Democratic Access Policy Expert - Judy Hasty

04/12/2017
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