The Great Democracy Initiative seeks to advance transformative new thinking on key policy issues — from confronting the concentration of power in our economy to reforming our broken government — that challenge and move beyond the neoliberal belief systems that have constrained both policy debate and policy creation. To do this, the initiative engages leading thinkers, produces policy ideas and analysis, and reaches policymakers and the press to amplify these ideas. Current priorities include antitrust, trade, taxes, jobs, regulation, and institutional reforms such as civil service and contracting reform.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Roosevelt Society project
Grounded in the legacy of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, the Roosevelt Institute is both a leading economic and social policy think tank and home to scholars, public intellectuals, policy experts, and one of the nation’s largest student policy networks. Through research, advocacy, and communications, the institute has helped change the conversation around power and inequality, and drive increasing recognition of the need to rebalance power in the structures of our economy and democracy. This grant supports the Roosevelt Society project that will build an ideological home for the next generation of leaders in political economy. (Substrategy: Executive Branch)
for education on federal climate policy, strategy, climate program, communications, and convenings
The Roosevelt Institute is a leading think tank that brings together macroeconomic, labor, climate, and industrial policy expertise. This grant will allow Roosevelt to expand efforts in (a) providing research and leadership; (b) engaging a network of partners across issue silos; (c) supporting staffing for effective governance; (d) engaging elite media and key thinkers to shape the narrative; and (e) educating policymakers on implementation of historic federal investments to support decarbonization and to build a more equitable economy. (Substrategy: U.S. National Policy)
for support of “How to Save a Country” podcast
“How to Save a Country” (formerly “What’s the Big Idea?”), a podcast sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute, highlights the most interesting, provocative, important thinkers, whose ideas can help us make sense of our world at a time of enormous political and economic paradigm change. Michael Tomasky, editor of both The New Republic and the journal Democracy, and Felicia Wong, president, and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute, are hosts. The show is designed to bring together the best of today’s policy magazine and think tank worlds.