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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Join young people across the country during the 2013 State of the Union address for a national conversation around the purpose of government and how we can build a more inclusive and effective system.

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network recently released Government by and for Millennial America, a groundbreaking document that crowdsourced the values, opinions, and ideas of over 1,000 young people and 40 student writers to begin a movement to build towards a Millennial vision what government can be and do in a time of rapid transformation and change.

Eight months ago we set out to craft a blueprint and action plan for a 21st century government. We discovered that the Millennial generation is not yet ready to give up on America's ever evolving experiment in a government by and for the people.

How can we hear from more voices? How can we be more transparent? How can government be more egalitarian? How can we both support individual communities and the common good of every American?

On February 12, 2013, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network will host a national watch party during the State of the Union to start answering some of those difficult questions to a better government. 

Watch this video on how we're creating a Government by and for Millennial America:

A Government By and For Millennial America from Roosevelt Institute on Vimeo.

 

Using this generation's unique ethos and commitment to pragmatic problem-solving, Millennials across the country have collaborated to design their vision for a 21st century democracy and reject the idea that our system is too broken, too stagnant, and too outdated. They have identified the parts of the system that need to be fixed while articulating what a true democracy should look like.

Government By and For Millennial America, the third installment of our blueprint series, tackles some of the most fundamental, divisive, and difficult questions on the purpose of government in furthering our country's progress: how can we hear from more voices? How can we be more transparent? How can government be more egalitarian? How can we both support individual communities and the common good of every American?

This is our country - join us and take hold of the future: http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/govbyandfor

HOW CAN I PLUG INTO THIS OPPORTUNITY?

  1. Follow the Twitter hashtag #GBAF during the 2013 State of the Union. Create a Twitter account if you don’t have one already and encourage your friends to do the same.
  2. Live-tweeting: Spark discussion and share your reactions over #GBAF and #SOTU. 
  3. Host a viewing party. Share your pictures with us over Facebook and Twitter and / or email them to dbarry@rooseveltinstitute.org.
  4. Blog. The Next New Deal is rounding up one-paragraph reactions-- policy analysis to the State of the Union and would love to have students contribute! Please send us a paragraph (no more than 250 words) with your analysis by 10 am EST February 13 (or after the address Tuesday evening). All reactions should be focused on the policies discussed or not discussed. They'll include it in a post with everyone's reactions. Send the work to asmith@rooseveltinstitute.org
  5.  Share this information with your friends!
  6.  Change your Facebook cover photo in support of this national initiative!

Follow these live-blogs for the up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2013 State of the Union.

Watch National Director Taylor Jo Isenberg on #BarackTalk at 5:00pm EST. 

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Read our Storify:

 

Creating a 21st Century Government

Government By and For Millennial America, the third installment of the Roosevelt Campus Network blueprint series, tackles some of the most fundamental, divisive, and difficult questions n the purpose of government in furthering our country's progress.

Storified by Roosevelt Network· Fri, Mar 01 2013 08:06:24

Are you going to the @VivaRoosevelt "Creating a Government By and For Millennial America" launch? I am! You should too http://bit.ly/X9W1NUTaylor Barden
Looking forward to #milllenial summit with @VivaRoosevelt on Thurs - will you be there to discuss our future?Fairvote Action
Excited for #GBAF and all the people @RooseveltCCNY and @VivaRoosevelt who have helped me become apart of it!Depak Borhara
Cool stuff, check this out: #Government By and For #Millennial America | @VivaRoosevelt Roosevelt Institute - http://bit.ly/XLEEl4Joe Szuszwalak
#Millennials emphasize the critical role #edu plays in improving democratic life. More info at @vivaroosevelt event http://bit.ly/WX9EP3Century Foundation
Big ups to @VivaRoosevelt for launching #GBAF! Forever inspired by the crazy wonderful folks behind engage, empower and promote #RooLoveEmily Wazlak
Go, Roo, go! MT @VivaRoosevelt: We set out to craft a blueprint and discovered, in conversations 1000+ young people… http://tmblr.co/ZwTXBtd4ubu7Chris Scanzoni
Liz Stokes describing what is in the #GBAF report and the 4 sections of the initiative. http://pic.twitter.com/1Qhg9m10Roosevelt Network
Great panel going on here @campusprogress with @VivaRoosevelt 's Government by and for #Millennials project #GBAF http://pic.twitter.com/xpPHHmMJCampus Progress
70% of Millennials dont believe their voices are heard by their govt. #GBAF @vivarooseveltTaylor Barden
We don't talk about the poor...that needs to change @vivaroosevelt<=== YES #GBAFNaima Ramos-Chapman
This panel ft @YI_Care & @VivaRoosevelt at #GBAF is rockin'! Discussing a government by & for a #millennial America http://ow.ly/i/1s5yhSparkAction
Govmt institutions need to be nimble and open to change #GBAF #electionsreformMaggie Duncan
We have to look beyond party lines for online activation and outreach. Forces progressives to think outside the bubble #GBAF @vivarooseveltTaylor Barden
Young voters see it as much more than moving the country left or right. Lets talk about moving government forward. #millennials #GBAFMaggie Duncan
Young voters see it as much more than moving the country left or right. Lets talk about moving government forward. #millennials #GBAFLWV of the US
"Government can achieve big things" - @YI_Care #GBAFDante Barry
"Government is accessible; we can make it accessible" @VivaRoosevelt roo#GBAFAmy Lin
"Young people have the unique power to drive change." @vivaroosevelt's @taylorjo Great conversation at @campusprogress #GBAF #MillennialsKelsey Donohue
@VivaRoosevelt @dantebarry - looking forward to read the #GBAF report and seeing how we can plug in @YP4 leaders in these conversations.Chagan Sanathu
Great questions coming in from the #millenial audience at #gbaf on what action is needes next to see real progress http://pic.twitter.com/mtpCATubSparkAction
Greenberg: "Govt reform does not mean anti-govt, but helping make govt work better" #nasi2013 | Exactly what @VivaRoosevelt doing with #GBAFAdam Jutha
Great nite w/ the smart, fearless folks of the Roosevelt Inst. Thanks @taylorjo for speaking & @VivaRoosevelt staff for visiting DC! #GBAFJordan Fraade
Proud to host amazing @VivaRoosevelt's #GBAF launch party last night at @NDN_NPI. Inspired by thoughtful work they do, passion they bring.Simon Rosenberg
Today @VivaRoosevelt is launching their Creating a Government By and for Millennial America document #GBAF http://ow.ly/hkY0COpportunity Nation
2013 is the European Year of the Citizen focusing on engagement and empowerment. Your move USA. #GBAF @VivaRooseveltJoelle Gamble
Beyond Big or Small: #Government For And By #Millennial America http://cpro.gs/WOOQwZ @VivaRoosevelt @SunFoundation #gbafCampus Progress
I really love the values-based visioning @vivaroosevelt did w/ its Gov't by and for #Millennial America http://vimeo.com/58636475 #GBAFJennifer Clark
The report is out, Government by and for Milennial America. See the vision here: http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/govbyandfor#gbaf_doc Enabled by @VivaRooseveltSamantha Smith
RT .@VivaRoosevelt brought together 1,000+ Millennials to envision a better gov't. Read the report here: http://bit.ly/govbyandfor #GBAFMacArthur Foundation
62% of Millennials Believe Themselves to Be Innovative — Are They Wrong? - gbaf: #GBAF http://tmblr.co/ZnaBAtdduRFpKuda Mangwe
A #Millennial Vision for a Millennial America | The Nation http://www.thenation.com/blog/172717/millennial-vision-millennial-america #youth #latismMario Enríquez
Excellent blog post from @MikeAndMorley about millennial civic engagement + new @VivaRoosevelt & @CivicYouth reports. http://huff.to/Y0556FAlex Wirth
Huge thanks to @MikeAndMorley for highlighting @VivaRoosevelt #GBAF w @CivicYouth report on millennial civic health. http://huff.to/Y0556FTaylor Jo Isenberg
@TheLeague99 @mrdaveyd @jasiri_x @bikobaker @JaneeTMB ETC ETC THIS IS GOING TO BE DOPE/// #BARACKTALK http://pic.twitter.com/ZYKTDc3cTHE HOOD COLLECTIVE
#GBAF is here! Congrats to @VivaRoosevelt and all those who contributed! So proud to be a part of this movement. See: http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/govbyandforBlake O'Connor
Incredible report by @VivaRoosevelt about Government By and For Millennial America. Congrats @taylorjo + team! http://bit.ly/Y06xWC #GBAFAlex Wirth
Make sure to use the hashtag #GBAF when live-tweeting the State of the Union Address on Tuesday! http://fb.me/GIGkykrLRooMtHolyoke
For anyone who believes Grover Norquist has influenced millenials-Not. Check this out: #GBAF http://bit.ly/govbyandforKatrina vandenHeuvel
If you read 2 things Mon.: @vivaroosevelt new report on millenials & govt! And Young, Liberal & Open 2 Big Government http://nyti.ms/124Ci8zKatrina vandenHeuvel
Thx @KatrinaNation for helping promote @VivaRoosevelt's new report #GBAF, honored to be part of it! http://www.rooseveltcampusnetwork.org/govbyandforAdam Jutha
Join @vivaroosevelt 2/12 for a #SOTU watch party to hold a national dialogue around the purpose of #gov #GBAF http://bit.ly/SOTUWatchSparkAction
What are issues that affect young people? #GBAF #BarackTalk @TheLeague99 @YoungVoters @vivaroosevelt @yp4 @campusprogressGen Alliance
Where are you watching #BarackTalk and #SOTU today? Join us at @busboysandpoets #GBAF http://youngvoterlive.comGen Alliance
Just thinking about #GBAF video http://vimeo.com/58636475 while discussing #SOTU in @plcy220. Check it. @VivaRoosevelt @RooseveltSouthBlake O'Connor
Join us for a #studentdebt convo #TalkingPoints at 2:30 PM http://youngvoterlive.com @yp4 @usstudents @campusprogress @vivaroosevelt @YI_CareGen Alliance
Today @vivaroosevelt releases #GBAF, a vision & action plan to build an effective & responsive gov't http://bit.ly/govbyandforRock the Vote
State Of the Union Address 2013: 5 Topics #Obama Will Discuss via @PolicyMic | http://www.policymic.com/articles/25952/state-of-the-union-address-2013-... #SOTU #GBAFAdam Jutha
LIVE: @oppnation @VivaRoosevelt @USstudents are chatting about student debt and education reform #BarackTalk http://www.BarackTalk.com #whchatLeagueofYoungVoters
shout out to @vivaroosevelt director Taylor Jo and @USStudents President Tiffany Loftin on #baracktalk panel http://youngvoterlive.comCarmen Spindiego
.@taylorjo highlights @UNCRoosevelt member Kate Matthews' plan on access to education w/ @oppnation's national agenda. #GBAF #BarackTalkRoosevelt Network
Steward of the Common Good: "Education should be free" Agreed with Tiffany @USStudents President #GBAF #BarackTalkAlan Smith
.@taylorjo is noting that #Millennials say #democracy demands a core commitment to community. http://bit.ly/govbyandfor #GBAF #BarackTalkRoosevelt Network
@marvinmatthew says Safety & Security, economic stability, & health are the root causes of our community problems #GBAF #BarackTalkRoosevelt Network
@vivaroosevelt generally skeptical of commissions to be honest, but we need reform desperately, so will keep an open mind #GBAFTarsi Dunlop
.@adamjutha outlines 5 issues Obama will address tonight during #SOTU. Live updates on @PolicyMic #GBAF http://bit.ly/12udC4WRoosevelt Network
BREAKING: Obama to Announce Presidential Voting Commission During #SOTU - What do you think? #GBAF http://tmblr.co/ZwTXBte0X_UGRoosevelt Network
Sequester 2013 Why the #Sequester is a Largely Fabricated Drama via @PolicyMic | http://www.policymic.com/articles/27985/sequester-2013-why-the-sequester... #GBAF #uspol cc: @VivaRooseveltAdam Jutha
4 Budget Fixes No One is Talking About from @adamjutha via @PolicyMic #GBAF #sequester http://bit.ly/XBQXBEDante Barry
Register for Government by and for Millennial America conference in Washington, DC #GBAF http://tmblr.co/ZwTXBte-DG0HRoosevelt Network
The hard copy of the report is here! Get yours now! RT @VivaRoosevelt: They're here, they're here!! #GBAF http://on.fb.me/VJkuvNDante Barry
With the #sequester looming, is good governance becoming a myth in the US? We don't think so @VivaRoosevelt #GBaFJoelle Gamble

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