Rising Teachers Put Education On The Ballot In Fall Elections

Hundreds of educators are running for office in this November’s midterm elections. This year’s Educator Spring brought teachers into the streets in massive protests that thrust education issues into electoral contests up and […]
Jeff Bryant
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Ben Jealous is the Leader of Vision Maryland Needs Now

As Maryland prepares to name a new governor on November 6, voters have a clear choice: Ben Jealous, the Democratic challenger, or Republican incumbent Larry Hogan. Jealous is the former […]
Woody Woodruff
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The EPA Doesn’t Give Equal Protection to All

If there’s one thing “EPA” doesn’t stand for, it’s Equal Protection for All. Too many communities of color, like North Birmingham, Alabama, are threatened by toxic chemicals in their soil […]
Lois Gibbs
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Power Begins at Home: Vote

Many Mainers, especially women newly engaged around the recent Supreme Court fight, are asking me what’s next, now that Brett Kavanaugh has been seated on the Supreme Court. My answer? […]
Amy Halsted
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Kavanaugh and the Confirmation of Third-Branch Bias

Is there anything left in GOP politics that doesn’t involve sex? If you ask Lindsey Graham, the “single, white male from South Carolina [who] will not shut up,” or Orrin […]
Daniel Karon
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This Is Your Future Without Public Schools

What if some communities no longer have public schools? That question, once unthinkable in America, may now be something policy leaders and lawmakers in at least one state may want […]
Jeff Bryant
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From Kavanaugh to November

The fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court revealed truths that often stay unspoken in American life. The first is how many of us are touched by sexual […]
Josie Mooney
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West Virginia Survivors Say NO To Kavanaugh

It was 5:00 a.m. when West Virginia Citizen Action members and coalition activists boarded a bus to cross the Allegheny Mountains as we headed towards Washington, D.C. We had one […]
Gary Zuckett
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Why We Shut Down The EPA’s Dirty Energy Hearings

My name is Reverend Tony Pierce, and I am co-senior pastor of Heaven’s View Christian Fellowship in Peoria, Illinois and Board President of Illinois People’s Action. On Monday, together with […]
Tony Pierce
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Share the Wealth? We Can Start Now – Here’s How

Redistribution via the tax code, progressives on both sides of the Atlantic are realizing, only takes us so far. We need to start limiting inequality before it can dig in. The UK Labour Party has just unveiled a fascinating proposal that moves us exactly in that direction.

‘Education Wave’ Inspires New Candidates and Voters

A new wave of education voters may make David Garcia the next governor of Arizona, where the professor is taking on GOP incumbent Doug Ducey. Arizona is a state where Republicans have cut education spending severely, sparking teacher protests earlier this year. Voters want that turned around.
Jeff Bryant
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We Speak, We Remember, We Will Win

My voice catches in my throat when I think about telling my own story of sexual assault. I know the courage it takes for Dr. Blasey Ford to speak. But I know that I, and millions like me, have absolutely no intention of letting her speak alone.  
Jessica Juarez Scruggs
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The Rich Want To Take Away Your Right To Vote

Democracy is tough for one-percenters. They’ve got all that money but no more voting power than you or me. But they’ve got a plan to make America a one-dollar, one-vote plutocracy, by stripping voting rights from non-rich minority groups.
Leo Gerard
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Betsy DeVos Throws Favors to For-Profit Schools

The Democratic party has vowed to brand Republicans as the party of corruption in political campaigns for the upcoming midterm elections in November. Given the slew of scandal-ridden people that […]
Jeff Bryant
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Stop the “Kavanaugh Coup” By Any Means Necessary

The reason Republicans want to rush Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation through, despite credible charges of sexual harassment and perjury, is that his confirmation would complete a slow-moving coup by their oligarchic donor class to turn American law back a hundred years.
Miles Mogulescu
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Rising from the Grassroots to Win in November

November's elections are about living in the world as it is, but pushing for something new. This is the only way forward: by showing the truth that having more and more people share their experiences, getting involved and then turning out to vote can be life-changing.
Laurel Wales
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Turning New Hampshire From Red to Blue

New Hampshire is ready to flip from Red to Blue. Donald Trump likes to boast of his support in the Granite State, but the record turnout in Democratic primaries – […]
Isaac Grimm
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Fighting To Win Fair Housing In Westchester

It was decision time in Westchester County. After three years of debate and a contentious four-hour hearing, the village council in Ossining – a quiet town sandwiched between the Trump […]
Julia Solow
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A New Roadmap for Getting Change Done

The insurgent progressive movement has good reasons to celebrate as primary season comes to an end, much to the dismay of the corporate wing of the Democratic party. The victories […]
Robert Borosage
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Major Power Shake-Up As NY Ousts Establishment Dems

The center of power in New York government has shifted in a big way as six incumbent State Senators who were part of the Independent Democratic Conference – a group […]
Charlie Albanetti
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New York’s Primary is a Charter-School Showdown

The September 13 primary in New York could re-energize and redefine the Democratic party in the state. It also might mean drastic change for the charter school industry. Photo credit: Michael […]
Jake Jacobs
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Hope, Votes and “The Politics of Joy”

Movement politics are really about bringing back our democracy in a way that feels meaningful, powerful, and accessible to everybody.
Laurel Wales
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Mainers Tell Sen. Collins No! on Kavanaugh

As the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh nears, approval for Maine Senator Susan Collins has fallen to a new low. “If she votes to confirm Kavanaugh, that will be the last straw,” said Emily Wall, one of the over 500 attendees at a rally in Portland.
Cara deRose
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Kavanaugh’s Disdain for Workers Disqualifies Him

In his statement to Congress during confirmation hearings, Judge Brett Kavanaugh said his mother taught him judges must always stand in the shoes of others. Though hardly original or deeply […]
Leo Gerard
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It’s Back-To-Underfunding, Charter-Scandal School Time

Families, teachers, and communities may feel a sense of renewal and possibility as this new school year starts, but much of the news from schools is still mired in negative reports of underfunded buildings, beleaguered teachers, and charter school corruption.
Jeff Bryant
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Labor Day: 24 Hours When Workers Are Human

Labor Day recognizes the humanity of workers. It commemorates their year-long efforts with time off dedicated relaxation, family, friends, and barbeques. There’s no holiday for robots, raw materials, or the […]
Leo Gerard
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