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First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

First We Celebrate, Then We Fight

July 15th is a day every American should celebrate. That’s when families began to receive direct payments of as much as $300 per child, payments they’ll now get every month through the end of the year, along with a tax credit. This is a game changer for the millions...

The War on Drugs Is a War on People Like Me

The War on Drugs Is a War on People Like Me

The War on Drugs has been with us for more than fifty years, and hasn’t been a war on drugs at all. It’s been a war on people: people like me, and my family. Black people. The part where it was supposed to decrease drug use? That part failed. I live in Prince George’s...

Vermont Wants to Heal the Overdose Crisis, Do You?

Vermont Wants to Heal the Overdose Crisis, Do You?

On June 1, Vermont became the first state in the nation to remove criminal penalties for possession of “therapeutic amounts” of buprenorphine. This amounts to a one- to two-week supply of this lifesaving treatment for people who suffer from Opioid Use Disorder....

50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs

50 Years Later, End the War on Drugs

Fifty years ago, on June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon declared a “full scale attack” on drug use. It was the beginning of the War on Drugs. Nixon — and many presidents since — promised the War on Drugs would save lives. Trillions of dollars later, incarceration...

We Must Act Now To End Vaccine Apartheid

We Must Act Now To End Vaccine Apartheid

Even as COVID-19 vaccines roll out in the United States, there is no end in sight to the pandemic for the vast majority of people in the world. Many in Central and South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East won’t get access to COVID vaccines until 2024. This is...

It's Time for an Organizing Revival

It's Time for an Organizing Revival

The time has come for an organizing revival. Where we celebrate the evolution of this craft, and reground in organizing fundamentals that transcend form and context. We have shifted an organizing field that was largely designed to win the best thing possible in the...

America Needs Infrastructure To Build Back Better

America Needs Infrastructure To Build Back Better

Patricia McDonald layered on sweaters, socks and mittens and huddled under blankets for 15 hours as the temperature in her Duncanville, Texas, home plunged to 42 degrees last week. Well after the water in her kitchen froze, McDonald decided she’d had enough and braved...

Essential Workers Deserve $15 An Hour

Essential Workers Deserve $15 An Hour

I’m one of America’s millions of essential workers. We’re working in your children’s schools, at your grocery stores, and at drive-through windows. We’re cleaning your homes. And we’re struggling so hard to make ends meet. Congress is debating whether to raise the...

Alarm Bells Sound In Arizona Recount

Alarm Bells Sound In Arizona Recount

After winning a lawsuit to take possession of all of the 2020 presidential ballots and election equipment in Arizona’s most populous county, Arizona’s Republican-led Senate is poised to take 2020’s post-election brawls into new territory where investigating unproven...

The Union Bond

The Union Bond

Dave Dell Isola, the son and grandson of union members, grew up grateful for the family-sustaining wages and benefits that organized labor won for working people. But he never fully grasped the might of solidarity until he and his wife, Barbara, and their two sons...

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