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The Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank at Cornell University that promotes progressive thought and engages students to generate policy ideas. Members write policy proposals for publication and complete policy advocacy and educational projects.


Recent Blog Posts

Fighting Covid-19 and Protecting Abortion: These Actions Aren't Mutually Exclusive

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Certain states have attempted to classify abortion care as a non-essential service and ban it during the Covid-19 pandemic. Such actions can have drastic consequences for pregnant women. The healthcare industry must use technological tools to ensure that this essential service continues to be performed safely during the pandemic, and states must take action to preserve a woman's right to choose.

An Environmentally Friendly Solution to America’s Obesity CrisisGetting More Produce to At-Risk and Low Income People

Eating a healthier diet often entails a more expensive price tag. Yet, a healthy diet with enough fruits and vegetables can have resounding health improvements. Fruits and vegetables also improve the environment, especially if they are locally sourced. A solution is beginning to emerge helping solve all three of these problems. Community-shared agriculture given at discounted prices and as medical prescriptions holds an answer.

Aren't America's Generic Drugs a Good Thing?

Generic drugs were supposed to save American lives by providing cheaper access to medicine.  In the new era of globalization, there are signs they might not even be safe.

Generic drugs were supposed to save American lives by providing cheaper access to medicine. In the new era of globalization, there are signs they might not even be safe.

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