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Whose Future? Our Future.

Roosevelt Campus Network: "Think 2040" from Roosevelt Institute on Vimeo.

If you were born in the last few decades, you're probably taking in a lot of doom-and-gloom images of the future lately.

But what do you actually want the future to look like? That's what the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network is hoping to find out with its Think 2040 project.

The national student group takes the view that our generation hasn't gotten the opportunity to have a say in how the future is being framed. Mostly, we're being told how dire everything is going to be by people from older generations who aren't going to have to deal with the fallout of today's bad policy decisions. Meanwhile, we're not in positions of power yet, and have to just sit back and take it while other people define the world we're going to inherit.

Think 2040 is based on the premise that we deserve better than that, and if we get engaged now, we can recast the narrative about where America is going.

Beyond the inspirational video and press releases, the Think 2040 site has tip sheets around key campaigns they're promoting, space to share your ideas, opportunities to get involved, and useful guides that generally lay out how legislation gets passed and how you can start staying on top of policy decisions.

If you decide to contribute to the project, your input will be integrated into the Blueprint for Millennial America that the Roosevelt Institute is compiling to be unveiled on December 1st. For more information, see think2040.org.

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