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The Cornell Roosevelt Institute is a student-run think tank 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

A Call to Revamp Sexual Education Policy in the United States

The birds and the bees

Research shows that by including topics of contraceptive methods and consent in our health education, we can prevent sexual abuse and unintended teenage pregnancies. Despite this, the majority of states are failing to mention these issues, resulting in the highest teen pregnancy rate of industrialized nations and the need for movements like #MeToo.

The United States is Killing the Climate, Not Trump

Image of President Trump

Is Trump destroying the climate, or are we?

“...But the gift of life remains”Fire Wreaks Havoc in California as Thousands are Displaced (with Reconstruction Far Out of Sight)

Image tweeted in response to President Trump's criticism of California forest management

Toward the end of the week of November 5th, a series of wildfires began to tear through Northern and Southern California. Over a quarter of a million people have been forced to evacuate as the fires rage through the state, threatening everything from personal homes to famous Hollywood sets.

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