Franklin D. Roosevelt once said:
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have too much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
It is in this same mindset that the Wake Forest Chapter views the world, and it is with this perspective that our chapter view the most pressing social policy issues of the day. While we call ourselves a policy organization, our work is guided by a belief that our ideas belong in the political debate, and should be designed to make a concrete and positive impact in the lives of ordinary citizens.
We look to our local communities, and take into account the nuances of state and local politics - members are encouraged to be problem-solvers, but ones that have open minds. As we strive to impact, we also design our ideas from the ground up whenever possible, and through our research and community outreach, we strive to create practical and well-informed solutions.
Through our trainings, conferences, workshops and policy proposals, we are training the next generation of progressive leaders. FDR also said: "we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future." Join our efforts, be part of the future.
What is a Roosevelt Policy Paper?
Policy papers come in many forms. For Roosevelt, a Policy Paper presents an in-depth report of a policy issue and a comprehensive solution.
What is the purpose of a Roosevelt Policy Paper?
Roosevelt Policy Papers represent our comprehensive analysis of and solutions to the policy issues facing our world today. These papers contain refined ideas we connect to policy makers who can implement the changes we suggest. Writing a substantive paper establishes the legitimacy of your idea.
Together with Legislative Briefs, Policy Papers represent the core of our printed policy journals and serve as a first step in passing meaningful progressive policy.
Who can write a Roosevelt Policy Paper?
Roosevelters at various levels of experience are encouraged to write Policy Papers. To contribute, please join one of our three policy centers and start making a difference today!
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