Cornell University Progressive Think Tank

The Cornell University YP4 Fellows worked to cultivate a Progressive Think Tank on their campus. In an effort to build this think tank, they established the Progressive Student Union. Following the YP4 National Summit, these Fellows mobilized immediately to hold a progressive student fair on campus, which attracted over 100 students and allowed all the progressive organizations on campus to have tables and distribute their literature and information on their actions to members of the student body. They also worked to establish an email listserv for progressively minded students on campus to be connected through one channel. The Fellows planned to use their budding network of progressive activism on campus to stand behind them as they produce policy papers and strategy to coordinate the movement on campus. Their first creative effort involved the publication of a Guide to Getting Active, which they distributed widely on campus.