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"Progressive values ARE traditional American values.

We are proud of the victories for equality and against hierarchy: the emnancipation of the slaves, women's suffrage, the union movement, the integration of the armed forces, the civil rights movement, the woman's movement, the environmental movement, and the gay rights movement.

We are proud of FDR's conception of government "for the people" and his rally for hope against fear.

We are proud of the Marshall Plan, which helped to erase the notion of "enemies."

We are proud of John Kennedy's call to public service, of Martin Luther King's insistence on nonviolence in the face of brutality, of Cesar Chavez's ability to bring pride and organization to the worst treated of workers.

Progressive thought is as American as apple pie. Progressives want political equality, good public schools, healthy children, care for the aged, police protection, family farms, air you can breathe, water you can drink, fish in our streams, forests you can hike in, sognbirds and frogs, livable cities, ethical businesses, journalists who tell the truth, music and dance, poetry and art, and jobs that pay a living wage to everyone who works"

Progressive activists—for living wages, women's rights, human rights, the environment, health, voter registration, and so on—are American patriots, working with unselfish dedication to making a better world, a world that fits fundamental American values and principles."

George Lakoff, Don't Think of an Elephant
"And that our nation can no more survive as half democracy and half oligarchy than it could survive "half slave and half free" and that keeping it from becoming all oligarchy is steady work our work."
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Most Americans across ideological lines agree that big money adversely impacts politics. On Monday, April 9, at 7 p.m. in the East Rec Center, Santa Rosa City Councilmember Julie Combs will share her insights about how big money from special interests impacts local politics. Councilmember Combs has led the push for ...
Much is being written about how “progressive” Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his ally, gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon, are. But somehow, giving workers pay raises that put them ahead of inflation to make up for all they've lost is not on any of these progressives' agenda.

The “buzz” surrounding brands involved in the Parkland student-led boycott of Fox News personality Laura Ingraham has been a net positive for the ones that pulled out and a net negative for the Fox News television network brand, according to a tracking study released this morning by YouGov. According ...
Ahed Tamimi's struggle is nothing like the struggle of Black people in the United States. Share. Facebook · Twitter · Pinterest; Email. Despite their vastly different histories and lived experiences, pro-Palestinian activists in recent years have attempted to conflate the struggle of Palestinians with the struggle of ...
Even as the SLO County Progressives are celebrating their well attended rallies for change, their protests for the resignation of the sheriff because of the death of Andrew Holland at the county jail have resulted in outrage from other attendees at several town-hall meetings. [Cal Coast Times]. Approximately ...
After Lautenschlager and Lawton won their posts in November, they worked closely together as independent progressives who put issues ahead of partisan gamesmanship — especially when it came to protecting the environment and regulating corporations. That approach unsettled powerful Democrats, ...

Nearly three years ago, British progressives faced similar challenges. In May 2015, the Labour party lost – and lost badly – an election it really should have won. The establishment narrative was that Labour's mild resistance to soaring inequality and insecurity led to electoral oblivion. The party, so we were ...
“We have to remind ourselves that the reason America is so great is because people who've lived levels of oppression have challenged the system,” state Rep. Isela Blanc, D-Tempe, tells aspiring activists at a meeting in Mesa. (Photo by Andrea Estrada/Cronkite News) ...
A star-studded lineup of progressives are working to reframe gun violence as a national security issue. Why you're reading this: In a letter obtained by Axios, the group National Security Action — whose signatories include Eric Holder, Michele Flournoy, Jake Sullivan, Samantha Power, Michael McFaul, Ben Rhodes and ...
Open primaries sometimes help progressives like Bernie Sanders — and sometimes non-progressives like Dan Lipinski. Photo: Getty Images. During the 2016 Democratic presidential nominating contest, it became an article of faith among Bernie Sanders supporters that “closed” primaries that prevented ...
Progressives celebrated a string of wins in Illinois' Democratic primaries on Tuesday, claiming a significant blow against Chicago's so-called Democratic Party “machine.” The victories, mostly in down-ballot races for state and local offices, were overshadowed by higher-profile congressional and ...
Progressives across the country are in a troubling moment after Democratic Rep. Dan Lipinski on Tuesday defeated Marie Newman, a progressive businesswoman, in the race to be the party's candidate for Illinois's 3rd Congressional District. The race had been viewed by many as not only the first major ...
While progressives issued warnings to retirees, Republican lawmakers were being denounced on Friday for celebrating a federal appeals court ruling against an Obama-era rule that required financial advisers to prioritize clients' interests over their own when providing investment advice. In a 2-1 decision ...
The strong winds of political "change" that some would-be West Virginia politicos swear signals a takeover of government by progressives who worship Sanders. That message, from the Christopher Regans, Tally Sergents and Richard Ojedas of the world, strikes me as not substantiated by reason.
After the 2016 election, many progressives were furious to learn that 22 percent of the working-class whites who once supported President Barack Obama voted for Donald Trump. How could the same people back two political figures with such diametrically opposed approaches, particularly on the defining ...
WASHINGTON - On Sunday, March 18, to mark the 15th anniversary of the United States' invasion of Iraq, thousands of grassroots activists from more than 15 countries will come together in a live video call to discuss diplomatic solutions to international conflicts. The call is part of an effort to build a globally ...
Yet it is hard to see how AIPAC can claim to be a home for progressives when it is the venue that greeted presidential candidate Donald Trump with raucous applause in 2016. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu garnered similar enthusiasm this year. President Trump, more than any other American ...

"This is not what Americans expect or deserve from the top Democrat in the Senate," Kurt Walters, campaign director at Demand Progress's Rootstrikers project, said in a statement. "If progressives sit at home on Election Day this November, Chuck Schumer will be the one to blame." Activists from a coalition ...
Campaigns and Elections. Progressives Have the Right Plan to Win in November. Current Issue · Subscribe; Search. Facebook; Twitter; Email. Toggle Menu ...
Progressives hoping to shake up Philly's Democratic Party get good, and bad, news | Clout. Updated: March 15, 2018 — 5:58 AM EDT ... Are anti-establishment progressives on the verge of taking over Philadelphia's Democratic Party in some neighborhoods? Or were they just handed a major defeat?
Progressives on all sides share the blame for this situation. The no-platform crowd is to blame, of course, for giving the right-wing trolls exactly the reaction they want when they book someone like Christina Hoff Sommers in the first place. But the free-speech liberals are also to blame for taking the bait every ...
At its annual policy conference last week week, AIPAC made a high-profile, widely discussed bid to bring progressives back into the fold. Those efforts revealed that the organization's leaders understand that their particular brand of Israel politics is losing support — but that they still may not understand why.
Her uncle, Pedro Fernandez, 34, a one-time Sanders delegate who also refused to vote for Clinton, said the crowd's enthusiasm should remind Alamo City progressives they're not alone. “Having these (political views) in Texas can be so frustrating, but this was chicken soup,” he said. “It was chicken soup ...
But in conservative states like Missouri, North Dakota and West Virginia, where Senate Democrats up for reelection are some of the country's most vulnerable, progressive activists say they are taking a more pragmatic view, even if they admit feeling lukewarm about the candidates at the top of the ballot.
Progressive Democrats are flexing their political muscles in California, pushing hard for their increasingly liberal agenda and doing their best to shove aside any candidates who could be viewed as moderates in one of the nation's bluest states.
Like the lava witch in the animated feature, "Moana," progressives destroy everything they touch. The ashes they leave in their wake are ignored as they reach to touch and destroy more of our government and societal institutions. Their decades of destruction are sanctimoniously dismissed because of their ...
For now though, progressives should simply hang up on those DCCC robocalls. The best way to support progressive Democrats is to know the candidates you're supporting. Groups like Our Revolution, Justice Democrats, and the Working Families Party offer a far more reliable guide to Democrats who ...
Laura Moser is one of seven Democrats competing for the chance to unseat Rep. John Culberson (R-Texas) this November. Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Next week's Democratic primary in Texas' 7th District is no longer a race about who gets to challenge the ...
I wonder if I'm wrong on the subject of guns. I started this latest round of the debate with the presumption that supporters of moderate gun restrictions are popularly strong but legislatively weak. Since Sandy Hook in 2012, more than two dozen states have passed gun laws and almost all of those laws have ...
A progressive political action committee hit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) on Tuesday, calling it "out-of-touch" on gun control laws and criticizing its lack of support for single-payer health care. The Justice Democrats — founded by The Young Turks creator, progressive activist ...
Getty/The Washington Post/Nikki KahnA Philadelphia middle school student carries a stack of books from class, May 2016. Download the PDF here. Education in the United States must be improved to support greater economic mobility. Those without postsecondary training have experienced stagnant ...
Since long before Donald Trump's presidency, progressives have been vocal critics of US actions overseas. Yet much less thought has been given to what foreign policy should actually look like in the plausible event that a left-leaning Democrat wins control of the White House in 2020. Whoever the next ...
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is branching out — and predicting that huge chunks of the country are ready to join it. The 79-member group is out with new data, collected by Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, showing strong support in 30 swing districts for a range of progressive priorities, ...
AIPAC Aims To Appeal To Progressives As Conference Opens ... The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is specifically reaching out to progressives. Steve Inskeep talks to former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk about the U.S.-Israel relationship. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Today Israeli Prime ...
Campaigns and Elections. Democratic Party Establishment, It's Time to Respect Insurgent Progressives. Current Issue · Subscribe; Search. Facebook; Twitter; Email. Toggle Menu ...
Sam Bell is running for the Federal Hill seat held for more than a decade by Democrat Paul Jabour. [The Providence Journal / Kris Craig]. By Katherine Gregg Journal Political Writer. Tuesday. Posted at 9:00 AM Updated Feb 27, 2018 at 9:13 AM. Share. PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Sam Bell, a well-known activist in Rhode Island ...
“The bottom line here is that a precise messaging focused on the impact on the middle class, what the wealthy get at the expense of middle-class families, is a conversation that actually benefits progressives,” Margie Omero, a principal at GBA Strategies, said on a press call Monday. The tax law was widely ...



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