Press Releases

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 […]

Youth Unemployment at 14.4% in December

Contact: David Pasch (202) 230-7947 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 9, 2015 14.4% of Young People Out of Work in DecemberGeneration Opportunity releases monthly Millennial Jobs Report Washington, DC – (1/9/15) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for December 2015. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is […]

Youth Unemployment at 14.5% in November

Contact: David Pasch (202) 230-7947 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 Youth Unemployment at 14.5% in November Generation Opportunity releases monthly Millennial Jobs Report Washington, DC – (12/5/14) – Generation Opportunity, a national, non-partisan youth advocacy organization, is announcing its Millennial Jobs Report for November 2014. The data is non-seasonally adjusted (NSA) and is specific […]

Generation Opportunity Remarks On Administration’s “Summit on College Opportunity”

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 4, 2014 Generation Opportunity Remarks On Administration’s “Summit on College Opportunity” Washington, DC – (12/4/14) – This morning, President Obama hosted a “Summit on College Opportunity” with the intention of “encourag[ing] college attendance,” focusing on “supporting colleges to work together to dramatically improve persistence and increase college […]

GenOpp Announces New Partnership with Brigade

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2014 GenOpp Announces New Partnership with Brigade Washington, DC – (11/19/14) – Today, Generation Opportunity is announcing an exciting new partnership with Brigade, a voter-engagement-focused startup led by Sean Parker, founding President of Facebook. GenOpp is proud to be working with this diverse team of Silicon Valley’s […]

Dead…for now

Contact: Rebecca Coffman (202) 538-9953 | Email FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 10, 2014 GenOpp Responds To House Leadership Push To Kill Internet Sales Tax Washington, DC – (11/10/14) – The Internet Sales Tax is effectively dead for now, thanks to Speaker John Boehner of the U.S. House of Representatives. According to his spokesman, the Internet Sales Tax – […]