Generation Progress works with and for young people around the country to make sure that their voices are heard loud and clear on the issues that matter to them. GP’s youth-led and -driven work engages and trains primarily 18- to 35-year-olds building powerful movements on the issues impacting our generation. We win victories for young people today while empowering leaders who will fight for our communities on the issues that matter for decades to come.

Generation Progress has been leading youth-driven change on progressive issues since its original founding as Campus Progress in 2005. Rebranding in 2013 to Generation Progress, to be more inclusive of the entire generation, our team has been at the forefront of developing young leaders to push for our collective vision of a progressive future for over a decade.

An investment in the power-building work of Generation Progress means that the Millennials and Generation Z, the largest and most diverse generations in American history, will have young leaders and an infrastructure to mobilize to engage in the progressive policy fights of today and tomorrow.

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Yes, student loans really are making millennials go broke

Student Debt

Maggie Thompson, Executive Director of Generation Progress, and Senya Merchant, Program Manager for the Higher Ed, Not Debt campaign, express their opinions on the impact student loans have had on the millennial population in an op-ed published by The Hill.

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Education Department official slams Public Service Loan Forgiveness program as ‘disaster’

Student Debt

At a National Youth Serving Institutions Stakeholder meeting at the Department of Education last week, Diane Jones, principal deputy under secretary, called the program a “disaster” and “budget gimmick” according to a Generation Progress staff member at the meeting. Generation Progress is
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Student loans watchdog who quit under Trump plans own initiative

Student Debt

It will, for instance, work with cities to help neighborhoods inordinately affected by student debt. And it will push cities and states to enforce consumer protection laws by taking unsavory companies to court and advocating for more states to adopt
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