Getting Arrested to Demand Democracy

On Monday I was arrested at the U.S. Capitol building. It’s been years since I engaged in civil disobedience. But I am just one of millions of people in America who want to stop the growing attacks on our democracy.
Roger Hickey

Why Sanders’ Economic Plan Is Best For The 99 Percent

Bernie Sanders offers the best economic plan for the middle class. And he has shown that he is willing to challenge the Republican Party’s rhetoric, rather than offer a pale reflection of it.
Roger Hickey

Stop Garnishing Social Security Benefits to Pay Student Debt

Many seniors' Social Security benefits are being garnished to continue to pay student loans they took out a lifetime ago. But student debt activists and seniors are now joining together to say “Enough!” Join us.
Roger Hickey

Julian Bond: Race Man, Poet, Movement-Builder — and Friend

By the time Julian Bond was 20 years old, he had helped lead the Atlanta sit-in movement, and he had left the academic life of Morehouse College to help found the legendary Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Roger Hickey

Elizabeth Warren: Our Populist Agenda – in Her Own Words

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become the most visible leader of the growing populist movement that is uniting a new majority around an agenda for change. Here's Warren's thinking about the economy in her own words.
Roger Hickey

Build a 21st Century Economy? GOP Stalls Even the Highway Bill.

Conservatives have blocked every significant plan for investing in jobs and growth since the stimulus. Their program – conservative austerity – has so damaged the recovery it deserves to be called what it is: economic sabotage.
Roger Hickey

The New Populist Movement: Organizing to Take Back America

A new progressive populist movement is rising up in the United States. Inspired by an expansive vision of greater economic opportunity for all Americans, this new movement is also fueled by anger over politicians’ broken promises.
Roger Hickey

Victory! Chained CPI Out Of The Obama Budget

Great news! The AP just reported that the chained CPI will not be in President Obama’s budget. This is a victory for populists who want politicians to fight for the majority of real Americans facing tough economic realities.
Roger Hickey

Join The Stand For Justice Feb. 8 In Raleigh, N.C.

On February 8, tens of thousands of people of conscience will answer Rev. Barber's call and join in a "Moral March" on the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Here's why you should join them – and how.
Roger Hickey

TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress to Extend Unemployment Benefits

If Congress doesn't act now, 3.6 million more people will lose what little income they have. Today the Senate is expected to vote on extending unemployment benefits. With your encouragement, it can pass.
Roger Hickey

If You Care About Inequality, Fight for Full Employment

Democrats now sound like populists. President Obama calls economic inequality our "defining challenge." De Blasio won in New York City on a populist program. But a warning: Without a jobs message, conservative populism can win.
Roger Hickey

Dear Congress – Stop This Manufactured Crisis

Forty-one organizations, representing millions of Americans, are united in asking Congress to stand against those who would "hold our economy hostage in order to dictate the terms of the debate."
Roger Hickey

Only Two Days Left: Tell Congress To Repeal The Sequester

Our month-long campaign to “disarm the austerity bomb” and repeal the sequester is gaining traction in Washington. On Monday, leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus joined our call, saying if […]
Roger Hickey

350 Economists Warn Sequester Cuts Could Kill Recovery

How many economists does it take to make the Congress, President Obama and the media pay attention?  Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has been warning of the dangers of austerity in […]
Roger Hickey

Say It Ain’t So, Chuck: Don’t Back Down On Social Security

A report in The Hill newspaper last night suggested that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be floating a proposal that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare. If Sen. Schumer's proposal was accurately reported, the senator could not be more wrong.
Roger Hickey

Growing Group of Senators Opposes “Fiscal Swindle”

For years now, various gangs of Senators - the Gang of 8, or 6, or 14 - have declared dire deficit emergencies and called for austerity: Cut public spending and cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits, they tell us.
Roger Hickey

Stop The Grand Swindle

Election Day was a smashing victory for progressives and middle-class populism. But the deficit hysterics, budget slashers and Social Security haters refuse to heed our voices. Within hours of the […]
Roger Hickey

Jobs and Growth, Not Austerity

In addressing the deficit today, President Obama opened his remarks with the crucial truth: “at a time when our economy’s still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has […]
Roger Hickey
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