Roosevelt Reacts: What Worked and What Didn’t in the 2014 State of the Union [EXCERPT]

(The text below was excerpted from an article that was published by the national Roosevelt Institute, which you may find here.)

Roosevelt Institute Fellows and Network members weigh in on what they liked about President Obama’s fifth State of the Union and where it fell short.


Erik Pekkala, member, Greater Boston Network, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline:

President Obama set a bold vision for our nation in his 2014 State of the Union address last night. He started the speech by citing various policy accomplishments and measures of growth, signaling “after five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth.”

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Founded in 2011, Roosevelt Institute | Pipeline is a national network of young adults in their 20s and 30s engaged in collective policy organizing to promote the upward mobility of their cities and communities.

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