Eight Holiday Gifts American Workers Need

It’s that time of the year – the most wonderful time of the year, they say, the hap-happiest season of all. There’ll be parties for hosting, marshmallows for toasting and […]
Leo Gerard
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How This Grinch Steals Democracy

Someone forgot to tell Republicans that Holidays are about giving to others, not to themselves. We saw this last year, when they queued up to give themselves a giant tax […]
Djuan Wash
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What Teacher Walkouts Changed in Our Politics

Even before the votes from the recent midterm elections were completely counted  – a process that took nearly two weeks in many races – numerous prominent news outlets were quick […]
Jeff Bryant
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Leveling Up And Down

Massive, disruptive change is happening in the world economy. Up to half of all current workers, both white and blue collar, could be driven into unemployment by technology. Automation, artificial […]
James Mumm
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Workers Petition Congress: Protect Our Pensions

The total number of workers at risk is 1.2 million. In my union, the United Steelworkers (USW), 100,000 are threatened. Daryl A. Bugbee of Olivet, Mich., is one of them. […]
Leo Gerard
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Heartland Holds the Key to Winning in 2020

While the country was captivated on election night by insurgent campaigns led by Southerners like Andrew Gillum, Stacey Abrams, and Beto O’Rourke, people in the America’s Heartland and the Rustbelt […]

How Betsy DeVos Does the Koch Brothers’ Bidding

While the serial outrages of the Trump administration continue to make headlines, the more mundane activities of his cabinet officials and their underlings often fly under the radar. Take U.S. […]
Jeff Bryant
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Amazon’s HQ2 Is a Punch in the Gut To New Yorkers

Amazon is a massively profitable company. Its founder, Jeff Bezos, is the world’s richest man, by far –  at least $50 billion richer than every other billionaire on the planet, […]
Jason Walker
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What Is a Trumpducken?

If you’re like me, you’re doing a lot of cooking and shopping over the holidays. But there is one item that you’re just not going to find anywhere, much less […]
James Mumm
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Labor’s Challenge to the New Democrats in Congress

Labor union members and a diverse group of Democrats will take the majority in the U.S. House in January. Among their challenges is reversing the Trump administration measures that have battered workers and their families.
Leo Gerard
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Fight Like Hell for the Living on Trans Day Of Remembrance

On Trans Day of Remembrance, we honor all those we’ve lost and we carry their legacy forward. Today, we practice remembrance not only for our people but the history that is woven through each of their lives.
Alex Reeder
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Stacey Abrams Goes Deep For Democracy

Stacey Abrams is right not to concede. The Georgia Democrat, who hoped to become the state’s first Black governor, acknowledged that while she will no longer directly challenge Republican Brian […]
Tim Wilkins
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The Link Between Climate Justice and Police Brutality

Toxic environments, as evidenced by human exposure to dirty water or polluted air, are deadly for everyone. When the police shoot first and fill quotas, they are are also toxic. […]
Jacqueline Bediako
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The House Has Gone Democratic. Can It Now Go Bold?

Democrats now have a comfortable majority in the U.S. House. Can they use this to reach disenchanted non-voters? That all depends on their eagerness to think big and bold, and on their willingness to challenge the concentrated wealth and power that’s keeps things from changing.

The Best Way to Get Voters to Vote

America loves a party. So why not hold Saturday celebrations for mandated electors at American polling places? This is what happens in Australia, where turnout tops 91 percent and partygoers raise money for local schools and charities on their way to the polls.
Leo Gerard
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Is Government Of, By, and For the People Over?

“[W]e here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by […]
Miles Mogulescu
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Students Shake Up Conservative Strongholds In Midterms

Until Tuesday, all but one of Iowa’s Representatives were Republicans - all men. Now Iowa will send three Democrats to Washington - and two are women. Both were elected with the help of Student Action, in a campaign completely run by Iowa students.
Brooke Adams
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Midwest Midterms Hold Keys to Victory in 2020

Those who speculated that the Democrats’ prospects in the midterm elections would only happen if they won big in the Midwest were prescient. Indeed, it’s hard to make the argument […]
Jeff Bryant
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2018 Midterms: Blue Wave, Red Undertow

Democrats can use their new leverage in Washington to expose how big money has used the Trump administration to rig the rules in ways that hurt working people, and show ways that in key areas - education, the environment, and criminal justice - there is an alternative.
Robert Borosage
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Three Women Remind Us Why Voting Matters

In August, People’s Action held our first-ever Gender Justice Restorative Retreat. This initiative created a space for women and non-binary from all walks of life and all kinds of issue-based campaigns […]
Xoai Pham
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We Can Move Mountains When We Organize and Vote

There may be a mountain dividing Madison County from Raleigh, but these people can move mountains, and they will move mountains, to let their voices be heard.
Jesse Davis
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The Dignity of This Nation Is at Stake Right Now

Javier Adames is one of the many veterans all across the country who are volunteering to support progressive candidates in this election. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Adames lives […]
Javier Adames
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The Time Is Now for Women of Color to Win

We want to own our power, claim our power and use it. And there are other women watching you take this leap, and fight this fight. They're looking at you, and saying, “Well, she's doing, it, I can maybe do this too!” When they see me, they’re like, “Why should I have to wait?”
Angela Conley
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How Bold Women Are Transforming Pennsylvania Politics

A wave of bold women candidates are transforming politics in Pennsylvania: from Jess King, the Lancaster County Mennonite who’s running for Congress, to Kristin Seale in Harrisburg, Danielle Friel-Otten in […]
Adam Kruggel
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Standing Up For Family Farmers In Central Iowa

Nick Schutt is the real deal. He farms corn and beans in Hardin County, Iowa on 80 acres of land that have been in his family for three generations. Nick […]
Nick Schutt
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Education Wave That Began in West Virginia Sweeps Nation

Whether Democrats take back the House in the midterm elections may come down to races like the one in West Virginia’s third Congressional District. “Richard Ojeda has taken a district […]
Jeff Bryant
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Why I Challenged Steve King on His White Supremacy

My name is Kaleb Van Fosson, and I’m a student at Iowa State University in Ames. I’m a political science major, and an active member of Iowa Student Action. I’m […]
Kaleb Van Fosson
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What Will You Remember When You Vote?

I will remember when I vote on November 6 that the only reason my brother is still alive is because Tom Wolf, the governor of the state where he is […]
Michaela Lovegood
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How Teachers Might Save Arizona Schools from the Kochs

“A change in education is Arizona’s No. 1 issue,” Garcia said in a televised debate. “It is my strength, it is Ducey’s weakness, and it’s going to be the difference.” (Photo: Victoria […]
Jeff Bryant
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A People’s Wave’s A-Comin’

Five days out from the midterm elections, here’s a final snapshot of People’s Action’s electoral program. With so much at stake in these elections, People’s Action and our member organizations […]
Leigh Friedman
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We Won’t Let Them Take Away Our Right To Vote

if voting didn’t matter, they wouldn’t work so hard to keep us from voting. If we decide to stand together, to make our voices heard, no one and nothing will stop us. Now let’s go cast this ballot.
Keith Sellars
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Celebrating Victory for Survivors of Hurricane Sandy

It’s been a long road, but we’ve traveled it together. On the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined members of the New Jersey Organizing Project […]
Krista Sperber
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It Takes a Village to Make a Hate Crime

It truly takes a village to create a hate crime, and it is clear that the suspect in Saturday's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue got all of these messages loud and clear from right-wing media and candidates.
Daniel Doubet
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Education Matters More Than Trump to Wisconsin Voters

Local issues hold the key to many midterm elections, despite talk about how Trump is nationalizing these races and Democrats should do the same. Education tops the list in Wisconsin, where the incumbent governor Scott Walker, has slashed support for public schools.
Jeff Bryant
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Keith Ellison for Minnesota Attorney General

We can imagine a world where everyone can live free, joyful lives, regardless of what they look like, where they came from, how they worship or whom they love.
Elianne Farhat
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