Press Releases

GenOpp Statement Opposing FCC Internet Regulations

Contact: Rebecca Foffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 26, 2015 GenOpp Statement Opposing FCC Internet Regulations President Evan Feinberg: “The stakes are high.” Washington, DC – (2/26/15) – Today, the Federal Communications Commission will vote to regulate Internet Service Providers as public utilities under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. These regulations would […]

GenOpp Response to Holder’s CJR Remarks

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 17, 2015 GenOpp Response to Holder’s CJR Remarks Our generation is encouraged that Holder is focusing on the criminal justice system today, but we have some serious concerns: significant challenges remain, especially regarding mandatory sentencing. Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg released the following statement: “Today, U.S. […]

“The New Face of the Criminal Justice Movement”

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2015 “The New Face of the Criminal Justice Movement” Washington, DC – (2/13/15) – Last night, Generation Opportunity Institute kicked off its recently-announced criminal justice initiative with an event at the Newseum. GenOpp premiered “The Story of Weldon Angelos,” a mini-documentary which highlights the serious […]

Youth Unemployment at 14.2% in January

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 6, 2015 14.2% of Young People Out of Work in January Generation Opportunity releases monthly Millennial Jobs Report Washington, DC – (2/6/15) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for January 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and […]

Real Reform Starts Now: GenOpp Launches Criminal Justice Reform Initiative

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 3, 2015 Real Reform Starts Now: GenOpp Launches Criminal Justice Reform Initiative New campaign to focus on reducing overcriminalization, restoring trust between communities and law enforcement, and offering second chances to ex-non-violent offenders Washington, DC – (2/3/15) – Generation Opportunity is proud to announce a new criminal […]

529 proposal dropped; thanks for the ‘distraction.’

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 27, 2015 Thanks For The Distraction GenOpp Responds to POTUS’ Dropped 529 Proposal  Washington, DC – (1/27/15) – Today, President Obama’s administration responded to our generation’s negative reaction to his proposal to end 529 college savings plans by dropping the idea entirely, calling it a “distraction.” Generation Opportunity […]

SOTU: Still Misguided, Just Repackaged

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 20, 2015 Still Misguided, Just Repackaged GenOpp Responds to POTUS’ Higher Education Proposal   Washington, DC – (1/20/15) – Tonight, it was hard to reconcile our own experiences as Millennials with President Obama’s discussion of supposed American resurgence – particularly when it comes to higher education, as our generation […]

GenOpp Statement On Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 19, 2015 GenOpp Statement On Martin Luther King Jr. Day   Washington, DC – (1/19/15) – Generation Opportunity President Evan Feinberg issued the following statement on Martin Luther King Jr. Day: “Today we celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,” said Generation Opportunity President Evan […]

New K-14 proposal

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2015 GenOpp Statement On POTUS’ K-14 Proposal Washington, DC – (1/9/15) – President Obama has announced a proposal to offer two years of tuition-free community college. The goal, according to White House officials, is “to make two years of college the norm — the way high school […]

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Welcome to 2015, where until now the ride-sharing industry has been rivaling taxis in Columbus and changing the way our generation operates – creating jobs, stimulating the local economy, and completely disrupting the status quo of the transportation industry. But thanks to recently-passed local regulations, Lyft’s suspending its operations in the city, citing being “forced to […]