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Here's How Progressives Scored 3 Major Wins in Illinois

Here's How Progressives Scored 3 Major Wins in Illinois

Photo credit: Lorianne DiSabato, Flickr / cc A core lesson from the Illinois primary is that it’s not enough for a candidate to have the right message if there is not sufficient organization on the ground. Tuesday was a rough night for the Left at the top of the...

How Will Dems Name Delegates Amid Virus Shutdowns?

How Will Dems Name Delegates Amid Virus Shutdowns?

Washoe, NV Democratic County Convention, 2016. Photo credit: Trevor Bexon / flickr / cc Top Democratic Party officials are scrambling to figure out how to handle voting by crowds at their next big event of the 2020 presidential season: the county conventions where...

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

Idaho Wants Bernie Now

United Action for Idaho, part of the People's Action national network of grassroots groups, endorsed Sen. Bernie Sanders for President ahead of Idaho’s Democratic primary vote on Tuesday, March 10. Bernie Sanders has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the working...

Does New Voting Tech Help Or Hurt Turnout?

Does New Voting Tech Help Or Hurt Turnout?

Photo credit: Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk On the biggest day of the 2020 presidential season so far, Super Tuesday, America’s biggest new voting system—in Los Angeles County—widely frustrated voters and poll workers in its debut in a...

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

I Know Firsthand Why Unions Should Endorse Bernie

Photo credit: Max Goldberg / Wikimedia Commons / cc One late summer evening in 2000, my home phone rang in Moretown, Vermont. “Can you please hold for Congressman Sanders?” the voice on the line asked. At the time, I had been doing what union organizers do when...

Wisconsin's Voter Purge Is Coming To Your State

Wisconsin's Voter Purge Is Coming To Your State

Photo credit: AFGE / flickr / cc Wisconsin has become early 2020’s Exhibit A for political fights surrounding the updating of statewide voter lists, where escalating court battles over conflicting law, procedures and underlying data could lead to removing thousands of...

Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning

Why Bernie Sanders Is Winning

“I’m hearing my name mentioned a little bit tonight, I wonder why,” said Senator Bernie Sanders during the presidential candidates' debate in Charleston, South Carolina. “A lot of the issues we’ll be discussing tonight are issues that I raised four years ago.” ...

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